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Hands Free Hand Drying #zerowaste

Updated: Jun 28, 2022

Thank you Ken for installing our hand dryer! On our #ecohouse quest for #zerowaste we will be saving trees, eliminating restroom waste and saving money!

  • 17 trees and 20,000 gallons of water are polluted to make just one room of paper towels.

  • It would take 51,000 trees to replace the paper towels thrown out each day.

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  • 40% of U.S. landfill trash is paper products.

  • The paper industry is the third largest contributor to global warming.

  • The average American discards of 700 pounds or more of paper each year.

  • If every household in the U.S. used just one less 70-sheet roll of virgin fiber paper towels, that would save 544,000 trees each year.

  • Change that to using three less rolls per U.S. household per year, and that would save 120,000 tons of waste and $4.1 million in landfill dumping fees.

  • Your typical paper towel is manufactured using chlorine, which releases carcinogenic dioxins and furans.


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