Eco-Friendly Washroom Accessories for Commercial Buildings

Eco-Friendly Washroom Accessories for Commercial Buildings
Dudley Industries
Post by Dudley Industries
November 30, 2023

Becoming more eco-friendly and sustainable is a growing concern for many businesses, and this is a goal that can impact every aspect of a company - even the washroom accessories. Finding the right eco-friendly accessories for use in commercial buildings can help you reduce your carbon footprint and make a positive contribution to the environment.

There are a variety of different eco-friendly washroom accessories that you can use in your commercial building, and here at Dudley Industries, we are committed to helping you make your building more sustainable. So, whether you’re an architect, a specifier or simply looking at ways to implement more sustainable practices in the workplace, learn more about the eco-friendly products we manufacture, for distribution to companies around the world.

What Is Sustainability?

Eco-friendly and sustainable policies are becoming increasingly important for businesses, and this means understanding what sustainability actually is.

Put simply, it’s the idea that human activities should not damage the environment or deplete natural resources and instead, be managed in a way that meets current needs without compromising the needs of future generations. This can be applied to every aspect of a business, from its supply chain to its washroom accessories.

Top Eco-Friendly Washroom Accessories

At Dudley Industries, we are proud to manufacture a wide range of sustainable washroom accessories for commercial buildings. From automatic soap dispensers to motion sensor hand dryers, we have everything you need to design a more environmentally friendly space, and ensure that you’re doing your bit for the world around you.

Automatic Soap Dispensers

Automatic soap dispensers are a great way to reduce waste, as they dispense a controlled amount of soap every time, helping to minimise over use. Over time this can amount to a considerable reduction saving both resources and money. All our soap dispensers are available as ‘bulk fill’ which means the consumable is poured in from large containers that themselves can be recycled. Bulk fill dispensers also reduce packaging waste from single use refill cartridges. The touch-free design also helps to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria, ensuring that your washroom remains hygienic.

Motion Sensor Hand Dryers

Motion sensor hand dryers are another great way to reduce energy consumption in the washroom, as they only activate when someone’s hands are placed underneath the unit and operate a cut-off to reduce over use. Hand dryers eliminate the need for paper towels, significantly reducing paper waste. The debate of hand driers v’s paper towels will never be concluded however, there is much in favour of hand dryers, whether this be reduction of waste paper, a lower carbon footprint over their entire life cycle or the ongoing technical advances providing high speed, low energy hand drying options.

Recycled Paper Towels and Automatic Dispensers

If mains power isn’t available and you opt for paper towels, you can consider using recycled paper towels. This helps to reduce the amount of new material needed and cuts down on the amount of waste that is sent to landfills. Using a paper towel dispenser can also help to control usage by encouraging users to only take what they need. Safely storing paper towels in a dispenser also protects them from water splashes and dirt, helping to reduce further waste.

With so many to choose from, you’re not alone if you’re unsure which paper towel dispenser is right for you. Allow us to guide your decision and take a look at our guide to the best towel dispenser for your washroom.

Recycled Toilet Paper

According to the stats, Britain gets through an average of 1.3 million tonnes of toilet paper every single year, with each individual using around 127 rolls in the same period. Changing the toilet paper in your commercial washroom is, therefore, an easy, simple way to make a significant difference - and can help to reduce your environmental impact.

Eco-friendly toilet paper is made from recycled materials and is free from bleach, dyes, and other harsh chemicals.

Choosing the right toilet paper dispenser will also encourage users to only use what they need, reducing over use. And like paper towels, housing toilet paper in a dispenser protects the roll from water damage and dirt ensuring every piece can be used and not wasted.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

When it comes to cleaning your washroom, you can opt for eco-friendly cleaning products. These are typically composed of biodegradable and non-toxic ingredients that easily decompose in the environment without causing any harmful impact.

LED Lighting

The lighting in your washrooms can also be upgraded to a more energy-efficient option. LED lighting is a great choice, as it uses significantly less energy than traditional lamps while providing plenty of brightness. You can also opt for motion sensor lighting, which only turns on when it detects movement. This helps ensure energy isn’t wasted when the washroom is unoccupied.

Key Considerations

In addition to choosing the right products, there are several other key considerations that may arise when you are switching to more eco-friendly models, and these include:


Selecting eco-friendly consumables is not enough on its own - you also need to make sure that the products you choose are constructed from sustainable materials. Here at Dudley Industries, we make use of quality stainless steel made with at least 60% recycled materials - 100% of the product can also be recycled at the end of its lifetime. By choosing recycled materials, you can help to reduce the demand for new, raw materials and limit your environmental impact.


By choosing more eco-friendly products, you don’t have to compromise on quality - and this is particularly true when it comes to durability. Our highly durable stainless steel washroom accessories are designed to last, giving your washroom plenty of longevity before anything needs replacing. This means you won’t have to worry about frequent replacements, reducing waste and associated costs. Learn more about maintaining your stainless steel washroom products to improve longevity.

Get in Touch

Moving to more sustainable washroom accessories is an essential step towards reducing your environmental impact, and at Dudley Industries, we are committed to helping you find the perfect products for your washrooms. Our experts can provide advice on choosing the best models for your needs, so don’t hesitate to get in touch, and see how we can help you upgrade your washroom and do your part to protect the planet. Alternatively, browse our full range of stainless steel washroom accessories today.

Dudley Industries
Post by Dudley Industries
November 30, 2023