I wish for this machine and the process to be truly cheap and practical. I see built into this an inherant transportation-cost issue. How do you get these bulbs delivered to the bulb-eater intact and unbroken? For an example, if EVERY recycling center had one of these, this might make a difference.
However, recycling/reclaiming CRT monitors makes a big environmental impact and likewise have to be gotten out of the trash stream, too. Do you know how successful has CRT monitor recycling process been? These monitors have mercury as well as other pollutants, not to mention traces of valuable copper.