Saturday, October 30, 2010
New fangled hand dryer for public restrooms: it actually works
This Dyson airblade hand dryer, installed in the women's restroom in the Horicon Marsh visitor's center, actually works. When you insert your hands into the slot, one per each side, they are dried from both sides at once by a shot of air. It doesn't take long, and it doesn't burn and dry out your hands.
The paper toweling used at each fast food restaurant in the nation wastes nine trees a year . All that discarded paper generates 1,000 pounds of landfill waste.
Paper mills have to clean the wood pulp with chemicals before it can manufacture the paper toweling. A single treatment can pollute 20,000 gallons of water.
Despite what many may think, paper towels can't be recycled. Paper towels can be made from recycled materials.
The Dyson hand dryer uses 80% less energy than the conventional hand dryer. It offers an operational cost savings of 98% compared to paper towels.