Simple idea but this would save millions wasted a year considering we have 2 million federal employees. Paper towels have to be purchased, shipped, stored and disposed of. This would make government wide more eco friendly by saving trees and eliminating the amount of waste we produce. The air dryers (without heat) are a very cost effective and would pay for themselves quickly.
Revamp system such that:
1- Partial-rolls of toilet paper are not discarded into the trash by cleaning staff for the convenience of installing a new roll.
2- Recycle bins are installed in bathrooms for paper towels only (The vast majority of paper towels are used to dry clean hands and then discarded. These could be recylcled.)
3- Or, switch to hand air dryers.
Replace the paper town dispensers in government buildings with air dryers. The excelion brand is nice. It would save a lot of money on paper towels and trash pickup. It's easy to do.