How to Have a More Eco-Friendly Commercial Space
| Ariful Islam
In a world where more and more people are becoming conscious about the environment -- as everyone should be -- eco-friendly alternatives to everyday objects is demanded from manufacturers and distributors of various industries.
The hand dryer, albeit minor, is an environment-friendly option for your establishment. It may not seem like it -- as it needs electricity to function -- but is a more eco-friendly option.
Unlike paper towels, a hand dryer needs no sort of restocking or replenishing of any supply. The Excel-9 by ABIS, for instance, earned praises from various individuals and companies because aside from the product being a hand dryer that eliminates the need to use a paper towel, it’s also built with a powerful motor and high-speed fan.
Foot traffic is significantly reduced when using the Excel-9 hand dryer because ABIS, the distributor, guarantees that your hands can be dried by this in less than 15 seconds – this reduces the number of customers queuing to dry their hands.
Moreover, the Excel-9’s automatic sensor contributes to the betterment of the environment as it automatically shuts off -- based on how long you time it, though a recommended number of seconds is preset -- when not in use by anyone; this feature allows you to not worry about your electric consumption. Thus, the Excel-9 aids in energy consumption.
Paper pollution is a growing problem all over the world. Contrary to popular belief, paper towel isn’t recyclable, neither does it biodegrade quickly. The US alone accounts for 300 tons of paper waste every year; this worrying statistic is enough for companies to initiate and eradicate the use of paper towels in the bathroom in their commercial space. Additionally, the materials and chemicals that are used for paper towels are known to have detrimental effects and irreversible consequences to the planet if burnt or eliminated.
While countless steps have been taken to help the environment’s state, certain improvements still need to be implemented to further improve it. Environment-friendly alternatives shouldn’t be limited to only using paper straws or biodegradable grocery bags. Conserving energy by using a a hand dryer that takes only a few seconds to dry hands, and also shuts off when not in use should also be considered. Eliminating paper towels is also a wise decision as its environmental impact is known to be crucial to the planet.