Summertime is all fun and games, except for one major problem. On average, Americans use two to four times more water during the summer! According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), outdoor water usage accounts for 30 to 70 percent of this excess consumption.
We’ve got to start saving water in every way possible, especially since humans are only able to consume less than 1 percent of the earth’s water. As a business owner, a great place to start saving water is with XLERATOR Hand Dryers.
How can a Hand Dryer help you save water?
Using paper towels is just not a sustainable or cost-effective option. The production of paper towels impacts trees, of course, but its effects are even more far-reaching.
Even 100-percent recycled paper towels use a lot of energy and waste a lot of water, especially after factoring in its manufacturing, distribution and disposal. Here are the facts:
- The paper industry is one of the largest industrial consumers of water
- Pulp and paper mills use about 5 gallons of water to make a pound of product (American Forest and Paper Association)
Now, this doesn’t mean the paper industry is bad. In fact, they’ve made great improvements to reduce their water footprint recently. But, it just doesn’t make sense to use a product made with tons of water to remove a little bit of it from your hands too.
We have to be smarter about which paper products we are using when. That’s why you, as a business owner, should switch to XLERATOR Hand Dryers today.
XLERATOR is a sustainable choice in many ways other ways too. Beyond saving water, it can also help you reduce your hand-drying carbon footprint by 75 percent, all while reducing paper towel costs and helping your bathroom look better too!
Why is XLERATOR the best Hand Dryer for sustainability?
XLERATOR is proven to have a positive environmental impact. This is supported by UL Environment, which gave XLERATOR Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), substantiating their environmental claims on the sustainability of their products.
XLERATOR prioritized sustainable Hand Dryers.
If you’re already using low-flush toilets and high-pressure cleaning processes, you’re doing all the right things for a sustainable bathroom. But, it’s time to use the simplest water conservation tool yet, and install XLERATOR Hand Dryers this summer.