Life Cycle Analysis of hand-drying systems + Supplement

A comparison of cotton towels and paper towels

The European Textile Service Association (E.T.S.A.) commissioned Öko-Institut to compare two mechanical hand drying systems: the continuous cotton roll system and the paper towel system. Goal of this study was to gain more information on the environmental impacts of these two systems and to compare these systems with the objective to identify the one with the better environmental performance.