Save with plastics: Calculate your savings in weight, volume and waste

How much could your organization save by replacing alternative material containers and packaging with plastics? Use our interactive tool to estimate the weight and volume savings for your company, as well as the potential reduction to municipal solid waste (MSW) in landfills.

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Save Weight

Reduce Weight

Enter the weight of non-plastic materials you use each month for containers or packaging. We'll show you how much that weight can be reduced by switching to plastics. Weight reduction can lead to energy savings as you ship materials.

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Enter Weight Per Month:
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Increase Volume

Improve Product Volume

Enter the weight of glass or metal you use each month for containers or packaging. We'll show you how much more product can be contained or packaged within the same space if you use plastics instead—all without increasing waste output. Using less dense plastic materials can lead to space savings by allowing you to store and ship a lower volume of containers with an increased volume of product.

Evaluate Increase For:
Select Non-Plastic Containers Material:
Select Non-Plastic Packaging Material:
Enter Volume of Product Per Month:
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Reduce MSW

Decrease Municipal Solid Waste

Enter the weight of glass or metal you use each month for containers or packaging. We'll show you how much less municipal solid waste (MSW) you'll generate. Reducing the amount of MSW you create helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.

Evaluate Reduction For:
Select Non-Plastic Containers Material:
Select Non-Plastic Packaging Material:
Weight per Shipment:
DISCLAIMER

These equations and calculations are used to recreate data from the published manuscript, Tsiamis et al. J Waste Mang. (2108) 77, 147-155, using averaged 2015 values.