Weight Comparison


Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum
Life Cycle Analysis of Paper and Plastic Bags

Paper and Plastic


Weight affects transportation and disposal. Plastic bags weigh a lot less than paper bags, so they occupy less space in a truck and in a landfill.

Compare the relative weight of the two stacks (paper and plastic), Which stack is heavier? Compare it with the average weight of a teenager.

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1000 paper sacks = 140 lbs

1000 plastic sacks = 15.6 lbs

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