Ed Begley's Forum: Hand dryer or towels?

RStepanov asks:

Hello Ed (& Readers),

I heard that you installed a hand blower/dryer in your home. I was curious what kind of benefits you have noticed. I know many people that use PAPER towels to dry their hands in the kitchen and sometimes even in the bathroom of their own home!

I'm stumped. I use organic, cotton hand towels that I wash with biodegradable laundry detergent and air dry on a clothesline. I realize that by using a hand dryer you can save a lot of paper, but is it really better than what I'm doing?

I welcome any reader feedback and am curious what everyone else is doing.

Ed's answer (be sure to leave your own) can be found here.


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