Paper Towels vs Dyson Hand Dryers

Dyson-Airblade-V-Hand-Dryer-WhiteMoving your small business to a new location? Giving your bathrooms a makeover? If so, you need to make a decision on whether to install a paper towel dispenser or hand dryer in the restroom.

Paper towel dispensers are more cost-effective up front with the average price being $100 for both the unit and first roll of sheets. They can be installed quite easily, and for those with sensitive hearing, you will hardly hear a peep.

On the downside, paper towels contribute to massive deforestation and increased carbon dioxide emissions. To do the math, 17 trees are cut down to create 1 ton of paper towels. By the year, 51,000 trees are cut down to create 3,000 tons of paper towels. This leaves animals, such as squirrels and birds, without shelter. Moreover, less trees equals less oxygen to absorb harmful CO2 emissions that contribute to lung congestion and high blood pressure.

To make matters worse, paper towels produce a lot of waste inside the restroom, which can be a rather displeasing sight for guests. A hand dryer by Dyson eliminates that clutter while also being environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

To prove this, Dyson performed a handful of case studies at the following venues:

  • Fox Theatre
  • Boston University
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Shedd Aquarium Chicago
  • Soldier Field

Fox Theatre, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a historic venue that hosts broadway shows, concerts, weddings, and trade events. Taking part in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, the Fox Theatre replaced their outdated World dryers with the Dyson Airblade V, Dyson Airblade dB, and Dyson Airblade Tap dryers. With this change, they reduced CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent and reduced the amount of time it takes to dry hands. Traditional dryers take an average of 43 seconds to work, which left patrons wiping their hands on their outfits in an effort to save time. Dyson Airblade Hand Dryers easily cut this in half with an average dry time of 12 – 14 seconds.

Boston University, located in the same state as eVacuumStore, has always been passionate about sustainability. With this in mind, they installed four Dyson Airblade V hand dryers inside Leventhal Center, a geographic museum inside Boston’s Public Library. As a result of their efforts, they reduced waste and saved 140,000 paper towels from entering landfills per year.

In 2009, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport installed Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers in place of paper towel dispensers. With this charge, the airport reduced CO2 emissions by 79% and improved restroom cleanliness by having washing and drying occur in the same location. As an added bonus, the airport also conserved water. Traditional fixtures use 1.1 gallons of water per minute, but the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer only uses 0.5 gallons per minute.

If you’re a Chicago native, you’ve probably taken your kids to Shedd Aquarium at least once if not multiple times. Passionate about sustainability, every restroom featured a hand dryer. Unfortunately, they soon realized that traditional hand dryers were far too noisy for big events in the Oceanarium. To rectify this problem, they installed a Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer which features Helmholtz silencers to reduce noise levels by 50%. Now guests can enjoy the exhibit without distractions.

Soldier Field, an iconic football stadium built in the 1920s, installed Dyson Airblade dB hand dryers to reduce waste and cut down on restocking costs. With this decision, they saved $12,000 on paper towel expenses and reduced their carbon footprint from 13.9g to 3.3g per dry.

Considering all these great benefits, it seems only logical to purchase a Dyson Airblade Hand Dryer from eVacuumStore. We offer free shipping on all orders over $50 and never charge you sales tax except in MA. Order online or via phone by dialing 1-866-972-8227.

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