Hand Dryer Implementation
Many buildings at Bates still use paper towels in the bathrooms. This year, EcoReps are hoping to implement high efficiency hand dryers to eliminate the energy and resource waste created by paper towels. The projects for the project are that over the next ten years, this implementation would save the campus over $200,000 and 42.8 tons of CO2 emissions.
Hundreds of gallons of water are used in this process as well. With Bates’ green-sourced energy and a conversion to electric dryers, the campus would prevent a significant amount of emissions and resource usage.