Reduction of paper consumption. Introduce institution-wide default printer settings: double-sided print, grayscale, 80 percent saturation. It is worth reusing stationery, e.g. envelopes, partially printed sheets or post-it notes.
Paper towels or hand dryers. Neither of these solutions is ideal. Paper towels are single-use but hand dryers also use resources. Everything depends on energy production method, power consumption and paper towel disposal method. If an institution still uses paper towels, it is worth choosing towels from recycled materials. We should bear in mind that once used, paper towels end up in the mixed waste container, so it is impossible to recycle them. Paper towels should be accompanied by a notice saying that one sheet is sufficient to dry your hands. Dryers which use unheated air to dry your hands in 12-20 seconds and use less energy (about 1.5kW instead of 2.4kW) are a more sustainable choice than paper towels. [link]