These dispensers are common in North America and other western countries. They are either used to replace hand dryers or used in tandem to offer users alternatives to drying their hands. Some areas opt not to use them as towels create litter and less environmentally friendly.
The paper in the dispenser can be either white, light blue or brown. Some are similar to paper towels and have perforations to allow them to be ripped off, while others consist of stacked sheets. A third kind of paper towel is torn by an integrated blade.