… about electric hand drying.
The European Parliament approved on 27 November 2019 the new European Commission headed by Ursula von der Leyen (461 to 157 vote of confidence, 89 abstained). Von der Leyen only needed a simple majority to secure confirmation as commission president. On 1 December, the new Commission started working. The new legislative period from 2019-2024 is already announced to bring perceptible changes into European Politics.
The aim of the preparatory study is to analyse the hand dryers product group for the creation of EU sustainable product measures namely Ecodesign and Energy Labelling. The study will investigate the potential for the environmental improvement of hand dryers, including aspects relevant to the circular economy. During this process, there were forseen two stakeholder consultations. The first took place in January this year.
The European Commission is currently finalising a proposal – to be published by the end of 2019 – for a so-called „Green taxonomy“. Once developed, the taxonomy will be used by national and EU regulators to shape the requirements regarding financial products traded as “green”. Actors of financial markets will use the taxonomy to disclose how the environmental sustainability of investment was defined. To qualify as green, investments will need to contribute substantively to at least one of the six EU environmental objectives and will need to fulfill a catalogue of requirements.
October 15th is Global Handwashing Day: This year’s theme is “Clean Hands for All.” It follows the push to leave no one behind in the Sustainable Development Agenda. Inequalities in handwashing facilities and effective handwashing promotion programs can put individuals at higher risk for diseases that impact their health, education, and economic outcomes (https://globalhandwashing.org).
Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen promised to deliver a European Green Deal in her first 100 days, including a continent-wide “Climate Law” to enshrine the goal of climate neutrality by 2050 into law, in order to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Her plan is not only quite ambitious and urgent at the same time, but it also has the potential to grow the EU’s economy in the long run. The hand dryer market will benefit from new investments in innovation and research as well as from an update of EU’s industrial policy.
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Together we make electric Handdrying the leading system!
Companies supporting the new alliance »electric Handdryer Association – eHA« are representing an efficient and sustainable market. Modern products in the air-based handdrying business are characterized by being environmentally friendly, efficient, and economically attractive.
Life cycle analyses have demonstrated that energy efficient electric hand dryers use less energy and fewer natural resources to dry hands than paper towels. In addition, replacing paper towels with a hand dryer reduces solid waste going to landfills, which reduces disposal and maintenance costs.
Our industry has lots of potential. We need to focus on that while simultaneously challenging the critical arguments made by the paper world. As long as nobody reflects on the communicational input from the tissue industry, things can be described the wrong way without consequences.
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The creation of the eHA was absolutely necessary because our industry of electric hand dryers has suffered from false theories and oriented studies of some people determined to stop the breakthrough of jet air solutions. Continuing to use paper towels that consume many trees in unreasonable volumes is not really a good thing for our planet and is very far from the overall goal of preserving it. As a specialist in the development and production of electric hand dryers for 34 years, JVD is very proud to participate in the eHA association.
As a member of eHa, FFUUSS wants to contribute to the development and spread of what we believe is the future of washroom handdrying; hygienic, environmental and cost reasons, will, in time, have their say in our favour. Electric Handdryers, in all their forms, contribute to a greener planet, paper towels are the perfect metaphor of a throw-away and wasteful society.
Starmix has joined eHA because our whole industry has to communicate that electric handdryers are a hygienic, ecological and sustainable alternative to paper and fabric towel. With an united effort we can create a wider acceptance and a growing market for all of us!
Excel Dryer is pleased to join with other reputable hand dryer manufacturers of the electric Handdryer Association to promote the benefits of electric hand dryers, including the advantages of being the most environmentally friendly, economical and hygienic way to dry one’s hands. Our association will speak with a single voice while providing objective scientific studies and other helpful information to the concerned public, specifiers and governments to affect better decision making and to regulate the industry.
Denis Gagnon, Jr.
Vice President – International
Hokwang joined the eHA to further deliver the value of electric hand dryer – an environmentally friendly, hygienic and economic way of drying hands. The current market is full of misleading information and faulty researches, we consider an association could unite all professional hand dryer manufacturers together to increase the awareness of sustainability to our market.
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