FLORIDA, USA — Chicken, eggs, milk, and toilet paper.
Just a few of the items you need to self-isolate, but you may not be able to find them on store shelves.
"Toilet paper has definitely gone viral. We definitely never thought we were going to see so many memes on social media. Everybody is talking about it."
Toilet paper rolls flying off the shelves during the coronavirus pandemic. But, why?
"People want to quarantine. They want to stay safe at home. Toilet paper is definitely something you want to have."
But, how much?
"A 500 sheet roll is going to last you anywhere from two to three weeks, depending on the person."
"Normally, the folks here at South Florida tissue paper make 120k rolls of toilet paper a day. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, that number has shot up another hundred thousand."
That's a whole lot of toilet paper. And it's been hard to keep up with the demand.
"Before coronavirus we were receiving anywhere from three to four truckloads per day in orders. Right now we're receiving anywhere from 30 to 40 truckloads."
But not all of these purchases have been for, you know what. Hoarders and price gougers have made it harder for everyday people to buy their pack.
"I think that everybody should be fair, on how much they consume, how much they sell the product for, so everybody can have a fair share."
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