Carbon Trust approval

15th of June 2010
Carbon Trust approval

The Dyson Airblade hand dryer has become the first hand dryer to be awarded the Carbon Reduction Label from the Carbon Trust. To secure this label, the machine’s total carbon footprint was measured and certified.

The detailed assessment covered the amount of carbon emissions (CO2 and other greenhouse gases) produced from the Airblade’s materials and manufacture, transport, in-use and end of life. As part of the certification, Dyson has committed to reducing the dryer’s carbon emissions further in the next two years.

Hand in hand

“Good design and environmental responsibility go hand in hand,” said James Dyson, who designed the Airblade. “By considering the environment from the start, our engineers develop machines that are more powerful, perform better and work using less energy and materials.”

Chief executive of the Carbon Trust Tom Delay commented: “Product carbon footprinting will help to deliver the lower carbon products of the future, by informing design decisions that drive out carbon emissions. We commend Dyson for their commitment to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of the Airblade hand dryer.”

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