Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers are better for the environment and cost less to run

The only hand dryer certified by Carbon Trust

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers can cut a washroom's carbon foot print. They produce up to 80% less CO2 than some other hand dryers and up to 81% less than paper towels.1

Everything we make or use has a carbon footprint. It represents the total amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated during its life.

Working with the Carbon Trust, Dyson has measured the carbon footprint of the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer range.

Every single component
All components inside the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers were assessed. Materials and manufacture contribute 8% of total emissions.

Water vs. highways
Constant paper towel restocking relies on road transport. Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers use energy-efficient ships - representing less than 1% of total emissions.

Less energy = less carbon
Airblade™ technology has fast dry times and no energy-hungry heating elements. So it uses up to 80% less energy than warm air dryers.

End of life
With a 5 year guarantee, the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is built to last. Even so, many components are designed to be recyclable with negligible environmental impact.

A study by the German Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbudensamt) shows that "jet streams" in the green house gas category produce lower carbon emissions.

Dyson Airblade V
Paper towels
Other hand dryers
3.3 Grams
17.1 Grams
16.8 Grams
0 4.5 9 13.5 18
CO2 emission per drying (grams)
Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers produce up to 80% less CO2 than other hand dryers and up to 81% less than paper towels.1
Dyson Airblade V hand dryer costs compared to paper towels and other hand dryers


Find out how much you could save by switching to Airblade™ technology.


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Based on just the purchase prices of paper towels, running a Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer can cost your business 98% less per year for the same volume of washroom traffic.1


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"As a business we care about the environment and this is why we installed a sustainable, environmental friendly hand drying solution."

Paper towels have a high impact on the environment.


Trees are a major source of pulp for virgin
paper towel production. Cutting down trees can
result in loss of habitat for wildlife.


Timber has to be transported from forests to the paper mill.


Large amounts of water and energy are needed to make paper towels.


Chemicals, such as chlorine and sulfur dioxide,
are used in the manufacturing process of paper towels.

Up to 1 litre of water is
used during the lifecycle
of a paper towel.


Paper towels have to be delivered from the mill to
distributors and from distributors to facility managers.
This is a continuous process resulting in high carbon emissions.


Most used paper towels cannot be recycled. They are
put in to plastic bin liners which have to be stored.


Often, used paper towels, packaging and bin liners
end up in landfill or an incinerator.

Often, paper towels end up in
landfill or an incinerator.

Business benefits of switching to Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers.

  • Cost

    Dyson Airblade hand dryers costs up to 98% less to run than paper towels.

  • Environment

    Up to 83% less CO2 than paper towels.

  • Maintenance

    No empty paper towel dispensers, no mess from paper towels - just a clean and tidy washroom.

  • Hygienic

    HEPA filters as standard – capture 99.95% of particles the size of bacteria from the washroom air.

The cost and environmental benefits of the Airblade™ technology compared to paper towels are clear. And do you also know the truth about hygiene?