Compare cost and environmental impact of hand towels to leading hand dryer brands
Calculations assume each year has exactly 52 weeks over the 5 year projections. Cost over 5 years includes power consumed on standby for the total number of hand dryers specified in part A, assuming hand dryer is not turned off at anytime. This only represents a very small part of the overall cost (£0.01 over 5 years in the case of Mitsubishi Jet Towel). co2 emissions per kilowatt hour is taken from Defra results available at www.carbontrust.co.uk given as 0.5246 / kWh . CO2 emission in manufacturing hand dryer approx 0.2 tonnes (Xlerator), or 0.02 tonnes per year over 10 years - based on example of Xlerator hand dryer. Information on co2 emissions is approximate. Sources used National Energy Foundation source: http://www.spec-net.com.au Numbers of trees used in hand towel productions assumes virgin pulp is used and not recycled paper. The figures shown here are representative only and should not be relied upon when making any financial decisions. Hand dryer data is based on that provided by the individual hand dryer manufacturers. We do not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies in the data, you should satisfy yourself with your own calculations.