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Major tampon makers pledge to tackle US shortages

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Posted: 14/06/22 - 12:17
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Major tampon manufacturers in the United States have pledged to make more of the sanitary products to address shortages in the country.

One firm told the BBC the pandemic had caused staff shortages at its plants.

Social media users have been posting about their experiences as they struggle to find sanitary products.

One Reddit user said they visited eight stores to find tampons with a cardboard applicator, before deciding to buy them online "at a noticeable mark-up".

It comes as the war in Ukraine is making the raw materials used in sanitary products more costly.

The shortage is also adding to concerns that supply chain disruptions could further push up prices for essential goods around the world.

I Call True: So basically the companies have pledged to make more money by selling more of them, how altruistic of them

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17 days
2 upvotes
Needs to be sorted. Maybe start paying workers a fair wage to attract them back again?

I know, crazy talk eh!
17 days
3 upvotes
How can they have run out in the first place? Surely the demand is fairly even without massive peaks and troughs?
18 days
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It's sheer madness that it has resorted to this in the first place
18 days
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A bit of a national disgrace that they have a shortage of these essential products really and yet another knock on of the pandemic *slow claps Covid*