Inflation, toilet paper giant turns to coffee producers to cut costs

Toilet paper manufacturer Hackle chooses coffee grounds to cover energy costs while using more sustainable methods

Despite the overall negative impact of the Coronavirus, the shutdown resulted in greater profits for many companies that supply essential goods. This is, for example, the case with Hacklea toilet paper company since 1928, which saw its revenue grow exponentially during the pandemic.

After a particularly fruitful period, however, came the crisis: i energy costs due to the Russian-Ukrainian war, the company gradually declared insolvency. So here come new ideas from Hackle’s departments to deal with the latest problems: create rolls of toilet paper from coffee grounds.

Keywords: recycling

The first rolls, produced last week in the factory in Dusseldorf of the company, are also composed of coffee grounds. The goal is to produce rolls made up of 25% of this component, but this will only be possible through a gradual process of experimentation. In particular, the coffee grounds would replace wood pulp, a material commonly used in the manufacture of toilet paper. “It doesn’t sound like much, but it means a quarter fewer trees have to be used,” he said Karen Junghead of the company’s marketing department.

It is not the first time that Hackle has moved towards more sustainable production policies and methods. In 2020, for example, he decided to include grass grown in the Rhineland in the creation of rolls. In addition, the company has already managed replace the gas during the production process, with the ultimate goal of covering half of its necessary needs with solar energy.

Energy, how much does it cost?

According to Jung’s statements, the price of a roll of toilet paper depends largely on cellulose, energy and logistics. All factors whose costs vary depending on fluctuations of the respective world market.

With energy prices almost tenfold in the short term, it is therefore increasingly difficult to meet these expenses. After a complete stalemate in early September, the company is now determined to face a tour de force, continuing to invest especially at its headquarters in Düsseldorf.

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