we have received a number of questions about the availability of disinfecting wipes. we need to set the record straight.
We are producing and shipping record numbers of disinfecting wipes. For the first half of 2020, we’ve supplied 100 million more disinfecting products than we did in the same period last year — a 50% increase. We’re also shipping nearly 1 million packages of Clorox wipes to stores every day. As soon as they’re on shelf, people scoop them up. This is not surprising given the continued, worsening trends of COVID-19.
in addition, we saw some reports claiming clorox wipes are made with polyester spunlace, which is used to make personal protective equipment. while many wipes in the industry may be made with this material, clorox wipes are not.
as a health and wellness company providing disinfecting products to support public health around the world, we take very seriously the role we play during this pandemic.
that’s why we continue to push as hard as we can to expand production and expect continued improvement through summer of next year. we’re running our manufacturing facilities 24/7 and have added more than 10 new suppliers since january to help maximize product output.
we have a high sense of urgency about this, and with all the levers we’re pulling to expand output, we’re confident in our ability to do better for our customers and consumers.