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RE: [GreenYes] air hand dryers vs paper towel
I would imagine hand dryers would have to be better...But I would also throw
into this debate that it would really help if the energy was coming from
clean and renewable sources - such as solar or wind - not
gas/oil/coal/nuclear!!

Otherwise...100% recycled/PCF paper or some form of cloth towel...

Steve Weisser surrounded on 3 sides by nuclear power
Lancaster PA

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Child Poverty rates: 20% US, 34% Wash. DC, 25% CA, 35% New Orleans.
Highest of any country in the western world.
2% in Scandinavia and they're ashamed of it.
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org]On Behalf
Of Jessica North
Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 8:55 PM
To: GREENYES@grrn.org
Subject: [GreenYes] air hand dryers vs paper towel


Greetings from NZ!

Would anyone have facts, suggestions, studies, or contacts to help me
determine whether there is a net environmental benefit to using air hand
dryers in bathrooms (modern units, low power) vs paper roller towel (35%
pre-consumer recycled fibre content)?

The paper towel cannot currently be composted (health issues).

My understanding is that the air dryers are the preferable option from an
environmental perspective.

Many thanks,

Jessica

Jessica North - Resource Consultant
Waste Not Limited
PO Box 33 1410
Takapuna, Auckland
New Zealand

Ph: 09 486 3635
Fax: 09 486 5764
www.wastenot.co.nz

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