eHA members were asked to contribute to the special edition of ECJ (European Cleaning Journal) on the evolution of electric hand dryers. A broad picture has been painted by the editors. Fact is, electric hand dryers set standards when it comes to topics like energy efficiency – through its whole life-cycle – hygiene, carbon foodprint (low emissions), low waste, and clean and tidy public restrooms.
In late October, the EU-Council reached an agreement (general approach) on a proposal to revise the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EBPD).
As eHA, we also share facts to help the public understand the importance of thorough hand drying as part of the hand washing process.
By using a cost savings calculator from one of our members, you can gauge an estimated annual savings when comparing hand dryers vs. paper towels cost.
Failing to dry one's hands after a trip to the toilet can actually be more harmful than not washing them at all, according to Swansea University microbiologist Dr David Webber.
Many false facts like this circle around because of questionable reports produced by paper towel and cotton roll towel manufacturers.
Everyone hates using dirty public toilets and that’s why we started our ‘Best Restroom Map’ - to find and share clean and sustainable public restrooms all over the world.
The bathrooms in any restaurant are vital for promoting hygiene and, at the same time, building customer loyalty. All the little touches that personalize them and make them more aesthetically pleasing and more functional but which also make them more hygienic, clean and tidy, will be beneficial for the opinions of users in general and critics in particular.
Researchers from the University of Arizona reviewed existing studies. Their findings, published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology in August 2020, identified which hygiene studies are credible and should be consulted for their results and recommendations.