Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, cautions consumers of rising prices in products like paper towels and diapers due to the high demand and cost of wood pulp.
“The demand for toilet tissue, paper towels, napkins, the demand for all those things went through the roof, and the cost of those went up as well,” said Handfield. “Especially, it’s been a demand for virgin pulp, which is from trees, as opposed to recycled cardboard.”
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