Reasons to Switch to Paper Towels in Your Business’s Bathroom

This is a topic that has been raging since 1948 when the hand dryer was first invented: when you’re ready to dry your hands, should you reach for the paper towel, or the hand dryer? For some, this debate sparks environmental concerns, while others are concerned about hygiene and drying performance. The experts at Berk International have come up with some reasons why your business should stick to paper towels.

Paper Towels are Much More Sanitary

Although hand dryers are eco-friendly, they can actually blow more potentially-pathogenic  bathroom air around and back onto our hands. It’s like you never even washed your hands.  In 2012 the Mayo Foundation for Medical Research actually said, “From a hygiene point of view, paper towels are superior to electric air dryers.”

Time is Money

We’ve all heard our bosses say time is money! If you’re looking for ways to save time, this might help. Drying your hands with a hand dryer takes a long time, and let’s face, paper towels are a great way to save time. In the fast-paced modern business environment, your time is extremely important.

Using a hand dryer takes about 47 seconds, while using a paper towel only takes about 10 seconds. Let’s say your company has about 100 employees. Over the course of one year if your employees wash their hands an average of 5 times a day, that 47 seconds adds up to 1,632 labor hours.

Worried About the Environment?

While it’s true that hand dryers offer less waste, it’s completely possible to offer hand towels in your bathrooms without sacrificing the environment. At Berk International, we offer the best solutions to your needs but we’re also committed to helping the environment. We do this by producing eco-friendly products for our customers.

What Berk International is Doing to Help

At Berk International, we have an array of eco-friendly products, and we have also committed to going green by implementing  multiple recycling and energy efficient programs that are now practiced on a daily basis. At Berk International, we are focused on lowering our environmental impact and helping businesses do the same. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your company go green!