Savortex secures title of world's greenest hand dryer

UK startup Savortex has blown away the competition, after bagging an official Guinness World Record for the most energy-efficient hand dryer on the planet.

The company's Vortex 550 EcoSmart was set the challenge of drying hands using just 30kJ of energy, far less than the 72kJ to 96kJ typical dryers use for just one pair of hands.

The company claims the Vortex 500 is capable of drying 200 hands a day for £16 a year, while the same number would cost £1,360 using paper towels and £136 using a conventional drier.

If only we rolled up our sleeves and did this for all of our appliances, I wonder what the carbon comparison is as well as the financial one - drier v towels ?