You really don’t know how to dry your hands properly

In “rest rooms” everywhere there are millions of people trying to dry their hands, assuming they washed them after using the facilities. Most of them will grab 3, 4, maybe half a dozen squares of paper towel, assuming there isn’t an “hot” air electric dryer (that’s a whole different story) and still not get their hands properly dry.

The key is – Shake. Fold.

Shake your hands twelve times. Why twelve, it’s the biggest number of just one syllable in English.

Fold a single square of paper towel in half and dry.

We could save millions of tonnes of paper wasted on drying our hands.

Next year, toilet paper.

4 thoughts on “You really don’t know how to dry your hands properly”

  1. BUT First make sure you’ve washed your hands thoroughly otherwise if you’ve just wet them and loosened the contamination your twelve shakes will scatter it everywhere. Then do the drying bit…but if it doesn’t work get more paper….wet hands allow bugs to grow and transfer bugs more easily to other surfaces.
    Don’t worry too much about the trees. If they are cropped and regrown and the used paper goes to land fill that sounds a bit like carbon capture to me. Anyway, if you get gastroenteritis tou’ll use a whole heap more paper!

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