Keep Your Environmental Footprint as Low as Your Bottom Line with the Mitsubishi Jet Towel® - The Most Earth-Friendly Hands-In Dryer.
Saving the planet one restroom at a time.
There is no bigger challenge facing facility operators today than reducing their environmental impact. Aside from the significant cost savings, when the choice is made to install a Jet Towel® a statement is being made that less waste, less use of natural resources, and cleanliness are paramount to your operating mission.
One paper towel dispenser creates 1,800 pounds of paper waste each year, the equivalent of almost 1 ton of CO2 emissions.*
Paper towels – whether virgin or 100% recycled - require resources for processing, transportation, and disposal. This single-use commodity also increases waste output with every person who uses the restroom. Since paper towels are manufactured with short-fibers they cannot be recycled, so every paper towel finds its way to landfills where it decomposes and releases methane gas, rated 20 times more effective than CO2 at trapping greenhouse gasses by the EPA.
By contrast, the Jet Towel® needs transportation once and after installation requires nothing more than electricity. Numerous organizations have studied the Global Warming Impact of paper towels against hand dryers and have found that hand dryers represent 85% less impact on our environment than paper towels.
The majority of impact from hand dryers derives from the electricity used in operations. Even at 1250 watts with the heater turned on, the Jet Towel® uses less electricity than other hands-in dryers. As no similar dryer offers heated air, a fairer comparison between the Jet Towel® and other dryers evaluates the Jet Towel® with the heater off, which uses only 730 watts. At this setting, the Jet Towel® is at minimum 40% more energy efficient than comparable dryers, making the best hand dryer for the environment hands down.
To find out how much paper waste your facility would reduce with the Jet Towel®, please visit our savings calculator.
Every Jet Towel® is produced in a factory that meets ISO-9001 and ISO-14000 Environmental Standards and a portion of all palette shipments go to offset carbon use in shipping. Find out more about Mitsubishi's dedication to the environment here.
* Figure based on 200 uses per day and 365 days per year, with each uses taking 2 sheets of paper towels. CO2 emission calculated using the EPA’s carbon coefficient and wattzon.com’s embodied energy for paper towels.