There are few things more divisive than the issue of electric hand dryers versus paper towels in public restrooms. Sure, you could use toilet paper from a roll to dry your hands—but that’s just taboo!
Learn in the following lines how to make the right decision.
Hand dryers are cost effective
Hand dryers are more cost effective than paper towels. While you may think that the initial investment of a hand dryer is too expensive, they actually save money in the long run because they use less energy and water than paper towels do. In addition, there’s no need to replace them as often as you would have to with paper towels which means fewer expenses over time.
Hand dryers are more environmentally friendly than paper towels. The chemicals used in the production of paper products can cause pollution while electric hand dryers produce zero emissions and aren’t made from any kind of organic material that could harm our environment if disposed improperly (i.e., by being flushed down toilets).
Hand dryers are efficient
Electric hand dryers are also more efficient than paper towels. They use less water, less energy and less space.
· Electric hand dryers use about one-third the amount of energy that paper towels do, which means that if you have an electric hand dryer in your home or office, it will cost you less money on your monthly utility bills.
· In terms of water consumption, electric hand dryers use about 1/4th as much water per use as paper towels do. You’ll save even more money by switching from paper towels to electric hand dryers because you won’t need to make any trips to the store as often!
Hand dryers are environmentally friendly
They use less energy and water than paper towel dispensers, which means they require less power to run. Hand dryers also use less paper than paper towels, as each time you use a hand dryer instead of a roll of paper towels you can save on the cost of buying that roll (which is typically around $2). In addition, quality hand dryers don’t create any waste in the form of used paper towels—all you have to do is throw them away when they’re done!
Hand dryers may not be able to soak up moisture as easily as traditional cloths or rolls but if the primary purpose for using them is based on convenience rather than effectiveness then it won’t matter too much anyway; after all no one wants standing around for ages waiting for their hands to dry off when there’s work waiting outside!
Paper towel waste is harmful to the environment
Paper towels are not biodegradable, recyclable, compostable or reusable. While you may be able to get them in your blue bin at home, they’re not technically considered “recyclable” because they don’t degrade and break down in the same way glass bottles or aluminum cans do. As such, paper towel waste is harmful to the environment.
In fact, it’s estimated that over 3 million trees are used every year for making disposable paper products like napkins and tissues alone! Imagine how many were cut down for all other uses of paper products: wrapping sandwiches at your favorite fast food joint; feeding hungry birds at a park; lining shelves at supermarkets; wiping off tables etc…
Paper towels are bad for public health.
Paper towels, on the other hand, don’t have the same drying power. They’re also less effective at removing moisture from your hands and reducing the spread of germs. This can lead to more people getting infections after using a public restroom than if electric hand dryers were used instead of paper towels.
Additionally, people with sensitive skin may be more likely to develop allergies to paper towel if they frequently use them when washing their hands in public restrooms.
Using paper towels is more costly than using hand dryers in the long run
Hand dryers cost less to operate and use less energy, since they don’t require electricity to be heated up and cooled down. This means that small businesses can save money on their utility bills with a hand dryer instead of a conventional towel warmer. Due to their lower operating costs, some communities have even started installing automatic hand dryers at public restrooms as an alternative to paper towels.
In addition, because there are no chemicals or water involved in the process of drying your hands with an electric air blower rather than a cotton towel, you don’t need to worry about sanitizing your hands again after using it—and if you notice any germs or dirt buildup around your sink area that could spread disease from person-to-person via shared germs (especially when those other people come into contact with your food products), then investing in an electric model may be worth considering!
We hope this article has given you a better sense of the pros and cons of paper towels versus hand dryers. As we’ve seen, electric hand dryers are not only more efficient than paper towel dispensers, but also reduce waste and are cost-effective for business owners.