F O O D T E C H PA C K T E C H DYSON AIRBLADE ENGINEERING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT – DOING MORE WITH LESS James Dyson ripped the bag off his Hoover Junior and replaced it with a cyclone to create the first bagless vacuum cleaner. Consumables are a bugbear at Dyson. Why buy something just to throw it away? It’s costly to the owner and to the environment. It’s not just vacuums, but hand dryers too. Paper towels lead to more landfill, more expense. It’s an old adage that rings true – simple changes have big effects. Saving energy in all aspects of our daily lives is important, and drying hands is no different. Take paper towels. If everyone in Australia visited the bathroom twice a day for a year and used two paper towels each time, there would be enough paper waste to cover the entire surface of Sydney one and half times. The environmental impact of hand drying soon adds up. Perhaps the most surprising fact is that recycled paper towels are often no better for Certified by HACCP International. Safe for the food sector. The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer and the Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer have been certified for use in food preparation environments by HACCP International. They are globally certified for use in the food and beverage industry. 32 SEPTEMBER 2016 For more information: NZ: www.dyson.co.nz/hand-dryers 0800 397 667 HACCP International non-food certification mark is the registered trademark of HACCP International. HACCP International have certified Dyson products based on their recommended installation and operating conditions. 2017_AB_ANZ_HACCP_210x140mm_v1.indd 1 31/08/2016 4:47 PM FT166 the environment than virgin ones. Waste accounts for only a fraction of recycled paper’s carbon footprint – 65 per cent is created during manufacturing. Drying with paper towels, both recycled and virgin, results in three times more carbon emissions than the Dyson Airblade hand dryer – generating waste, consuming more energy and using more water. Warm air hand dryers are no better. The majority of environmental impact of warm air dryers occurs during the ‘in use’ phase. Most of them use old technology – relying on warm air to slowly evaporate water from the hands – using large amounts of electricity in the process. And then you still have to dry your hands on your jeans, making them dirty again! Warm air dryers are up to 80 per cent less energy efficient than the Dyson Airblade hand dryer. At Dyson, engineers are challenged to do more with less. Developing technologies that achieve great performance, using fewer materials and less energy. The Dyson Airblade cleans air using air knives. Powered by the Dyson digital motor V4 spinning at more than 110,000 rpm, the air is pulled through a HEPA filter to kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria lurking in the washroom. Airblade technology literally scrapes the water from hands with clean air. Tested and approved, the Dyson Airblade is the only hand dryer globally certified with HACCP mark. Dyson engineers understand there is little point in a machine that doesn’t perform. The company focuses on combining performance with efficiency. Starting from scratch, re-thinking the fundamentals and asking questions at every stage. The result: cyclones, air knives, energy-efficient motors and Dyson machines that are engineered to be lean. Less wasted energy, fewer materials and machines that work better.
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