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.
HOW TO ACHIEVE CRITERIA:
- Talk to management to find out if you can install a hand dryer.
- Find some vendors, get some pricing, and put together a cost analysis.
- Present the cost analysis to management.
- 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!