Ready for National Clean Up Day? We’ve Got Your Restroom Solution
The National Clean Up Day website opens with a simple question: “What if everyone picked up just one piece of litter?” They post that people want to do the right thing but may need encouragement or an incentive. Sometimes seeing one person picking up trash is all it takes to inspire others to do the same, which can result in a profound behavioral change.
National Clean Up Day is on September 18, and at Excel Dryer, we are keen to help reduce the trash that needs picking up. That’s where our XLERATOR® Hand Dryers come in.
Cleaner and Greener
Because paper towels generate a lot of carbon emissions and waste, hand dryers are a significantly more sustainable, “greener” option. High-speed hand dryers that use the least amount of room temperature air, like the XLERATOReco®, are the most energy-efficient and produce the carbon dioxide emissions. In fact, our high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers qualify for the most LEED v4 credits compared to other hand dryers on the market.
Need more incentive to make the switch? Beyond energy efficiency, hand dryers provide dramatic cost savings compared to paper towels. While hand dryers require a larger upfront investment, paper towels are a regular, ongoing expense. In addition, they increase your restroom management costs because your maintenance team has to routinely refill the dispensers, empty overflowing trash bins, and clean up the mess left behind when paper towels litter the floor or clog plumbing.
The data backs this up. We had an LCA Study conducted by Quantis, an international Life Cycle Assessment research firm, which was peer reviewed to ISO 14040 Standards. The study determined that when compared to traditional electric hand dryers and paper towels (virgin and 100 percent recycled content), XLERATOR Hand Dryers reduce the Climate Changing Score (Carbon Footprint) of hand drying by 50–75 percent while helping to stop the spread of germs.
Keeping it Clean
We love initiatives like National Clean Up Day that encourage everyone to get out and do their part to clean up the earth. shrinking the waste cycle is a key part of the equation.
If you want to spend less time and money keeping your restrooms clean, learn more about our XLERATOR®, XLERATOReco®, or ThinAir® Hand Dryer, or contact us so we can help you decide what option will work best for your facility.