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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Paper towels versus air dryers

June 7, 2011
Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I’m looking for information on paper towels vs. air drying systems for drying hands. What does the public prefer and any other stats or information. We are considering stopping the use of paper towels completely.
The answer:
The place to start your research is the Internet. Type “paper towels vs. air drying systems” into Google and start reading. The first link I came across was www.treehugger.com/files/2007/05/lca_handdryer_papertowels.php which discusses the factors under consideration such as energy consumption, resource depletion, and global warming burden, as well as giving you a link to the study itself. Just keep in mind ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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