How Environmentally Friendly are Hand Dryers
Modern, energy efficient hand dryers work quickly and use very little energy to provide excellent drying results for users. The Mitsubishi Electric Wave hand dryer range features a number of design innovations that make them an environmentally friendly choice. When considering sustainability, and environmental impact, it is important to consider all aspects of a choice. While hand dryers use electricity when operating, the carbon impact of this use is only part of the story.
Hand dryers do not generate waste, however paper towels do, and as a hygiene product, they need to be processed. Paper towels are not normally recycled and instead are either incinerated – which releases even more CO2 into the atmosphere, or disposed of as landfill. Globally, around 254 million tonnes of paper towels are sent to landfill and take many years to decompose.