Hand Dryers

Hand Dryers

Dec 01, 2012 Written by  Green Port Network
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Air hand dryers are more sanitary and environmentally friendly than paper towels. No more paper towels on the floor! In a medium sized office, air hand dryers can have a payback of 6-12 months depending on usage. 

A warm air hand dryer over its life time will result in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to driving a car roughly 3,170 miles. If paper towels were used instead (during this time), over 2.5 times more greenhouse gases would have been produced.


  1. Talk to management to find out if you can install a hand dryer.
  2. Find some vendors, get some pricing, and put together a cost analysis.
  3. Present the cost analysis to management.
  4. If it's a go, install the hand dryer (or a dryer with continuous cloth towel) and enjoy the zero-waste way to hand your hands!

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