Explore the impact of choosing paper towels as the only hand drying option for your washrooms.

You can read our full guide into the pros and cons of hand dryers v.s. paper towels, but here we will present some facts about the sheer amount of waste produced by choosing only paper towel dispensers.

To get started, select your business type from the list below, or enter the exact number of paper towel dispensers if you know the number:

Amount of KG waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:
Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:
This is equivalent of:
sent to landfill each year

Café

Small Restaurant/Bar

Medium Restaurant/Bar

Nightclub

Small office (1-10 staff)

Medium Office (11-30 staff)

Large Office (30+staff)

Primary School

High School / University

Library

Shopping Centre

Airport

Stadium

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

3

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

5

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

10

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

15

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

3

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

7

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

15

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

12

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

18

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

3

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

200

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

100

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Estimated Number Of Paper Towel Dispensers:

300

Or

Input number of paper towel dispensers in your premises:

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

Cookers sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

Cookers sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

Cookers sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

Ford Fusion Cars sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

Office Chairs sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

Office Chairs sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

Office Chairs sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

School Benches sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

Large Vending machines sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

Office Chairs sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

Asian Elephants sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

20kg Suitcases sent to landfill each year.

Amount of Kg waste per paper towel dispenser* per year:

160

Total kilograms of paper towel waste* from your business:

This is the equivalent of:

Asian Elephants sent to landfill each year.

*Our calculations are based on the following:

One paper towel dispenser sends 160kg of waste to landfill each year.
This is based on 40,000 washes per year, with each wash using 2 paper towels that weigh 2 grams each.
This equates to 110 washes using 220 paper towels per day.

 

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Use our Running Cost Calculator to get an accurate picture of how much you can save by choosing an Airdri electric hand dryer v.s. opting for paper towels.

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THE QUANTUM IS A MARKET LEADER WHEN IT COMES TO DRYING HANDS

It’s a high-speed jet dryer that boasts the lowest energy consumption on the market – just 200 watts – and has a life expectancy of around 10,000 drying hours.

It costs just £6 per year to run based on 200 uses per day, 365 days per year.

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