If you’re still struggling to find toilet paper and paper towels, you’re not alone.
Early on, experts said hoarding caused the shortage, but there may be another reason.
Eric Abercrombie, a spokesman for Georgia-Pacific, a major paper company out of Georgia, said his company was surprised by the shortage at the start of the pandemic.
Georgia-Pacific used industry and census data and found with more people using the bathroom at home, demand for toilet paper is way up -- 40%.
He said his company is working as fast as it can to keep up.
“We’re making 1.5 million more rolls a day across our system,” Abercrombie said. “So, we are making more product. It’s not a matter of there’s not supply to make the product.”