According to the Australian Aluminum Council, in 2001 the average aluminum can weighed 14.9 grams, which is about half an ounce. This means it takes roughly 32 empty aluminum cans to equal one pound.Know More
Aluminum cans were first utilized by the Coors brewing company in 1959. These early cans weighed close to 3 ounces, which is around six times heavier than they are today, according to data from The Aluminum Association.
Coors was also a pioneer in aluminum can recycling, paying one cent for each can that was returned to the brewery. Today, aluminum cans are the most recycled beverage container, with the average can containing about 68 percent recycled metal.Learn more about Measurements
A metric ton weighs 1,000 kilograms. A metric ton (t) is not part of the International System of Units but is approved for use. Ton can be spelled as "tonne," which is the standard spelling in the metric system. Prior to metrication, the ton weighed 1,016 kilograms, or 2,240 pounds.Full Answer >
According to the USDA, a gallon of milk weighs about 8.6 pounds. A quart of milk weighs about 2.15 pounds.Full Answer >
One cubic meter of concrete that will be used for foundation weighs approximately 1.76 tons. General purpose concrete weighs a bit less at 1.6 tons per cubic meter.Full Answer >
The average forklift weighs 9,000 pounds, according to the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. This is three times the weight of the average passenger car.Full Answer >