The introduction of paper towels is still an effective method used today. A simple concept of using the paper to absorb the moisture from your hands and then disposed of in a bin.
The main advantage of using paper towels is the speed at which you can dry your hands which can be done on the move, appealing to the public, as let’s be honest – who really wants to spend much time in a public toilet.
When it comes to hygiene though, paper towels do a fairly good job of removing the bacteria, however, they do not kill it. Therefore, the bacteria still lives and breeds because where do the towels wind up, in a bin. These then become a high risk for bacteria because the different bacteria’s on the towels breed and mutate together. Another few drawbacks are the cost of the towels and the carbon footprint as well as the effects on the environment as they often wind up in landfill.