We need to place the argument into discussion that a lot of energy is needed to produce paper towels. That`s before one sees the paper in a restroom.
The British brand, Dryflow, has launched ten 100% carbon neutral electric hand dryers, as officially verified by ClimatePartner.
Together with ClimatePartner, The manufacturers have measured the carbon emissions that occur during the manufacture through raw materials, packaging, logistics and disposal: this is known as the Product Carbon Footprint.
They have then, where possible, avoided and reduced their CO2 emissions. They’ve also offset all unavoidable CO2 emissions with climate-friendly alternatives. As a result of this, the selected products are certified carbon neutral.
The verification process saw each dryer meticulously analysed to measure the full extent of its lifetime’s emissions, from ‘cradle to grave’. This ensures everything, from the manufacture, transport, and end-of-life recyclability, to the day-to-day usage, is generating minimal emissions, and the co2 that is created is effectively offset through recognisable projects.
The Dryflow range of dryers has been developed exclusively in partnership with Intelligent Facility Solutions, which has specialised in supplying sustainable hand dryers and washroom accessories to the commercial and educational sectors for the past 10 years.
This is just another boost in the major cultural shift from disposable paper towels to hand dryers, as organisations increasingly come to realise that energy-efficient dryers already provide 95% more carbon savings than paper alternatives – not to mention cost and mess reduction.
Read Andy Cameron, founder of Intelligent Facility Solutions, comments on this development here.