Hand Sanitizer Shortage Could Go On Much Longer
Weeks ago, Americans went to great lengths to buy up all the hand sanitizer they could find. This sudden bum-rush on hand sanitizer has wiped out supplies across the country to the point that liquor makers are making their own. Unfortunately, this lack of supply could continue to impact consumers and businesses alike for sometime, reports Bloomberg.
Right now, the chemical compounds needed to make the gel for sanitizer are in very short supply. But interestingly enough, the long-term shortage of hand sanitizer might not only due to a lack of ingredients. A big issue is that the plastic bottles in which the sanitizer is packaged are in very short supply.
When hand sanitizer is made and ready to be shipped out, it's understandably going to healthcare facilities. As a result, consumers and businesses who desire the product have to scavenge for what is left.
For more on the plastic and chemical shortages that are contributing to little hand sanitizer supply, read the rest of Bloomberg's article here.