Hi, I work in a garden centre and our bags of compost/potting mix are 15, 30. 40 or 50 LITRES. i Always thought 1 LIRE = 1 KILO. What is the actual difference  ie: how much volume/weight am I lifting per bag at the about litre measures above? I weifgh about 65 kilos and are heaving these bigger bags on my own. Thanks
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1 Liter of water weighs about 1 kilogram
According to https://www.mulchstoremn.com/faq.html compost weighs about 0.6 to 0.9 kilograms per liter. A bit less than water.

Originally posted by JacquiNZ View PostHi, I work in a garden centre and our bags of compost/potting mix are 15, 30. 40 or 50 LITRES. i Always thought 1 LIRE = 1 KILO. What is the actual difference  ie: how much volume/weight am I lifting per bag at the about litre measures above? I weifgh about 65 kilos and are heaving these bigger bags on my own. Thanks
The liter (L) is formally and historically linked to the kilogram (L). In 1901, the General Conference on Weights and Measures defined 1 liter (or litre, as it is sometimes spelled outside of the United States) as the volume of exactly 1 kilogram of water at room temperature.
The conversion from Liters to Kilograms would therefore be very simple if all substances were identical to water. Instead, liquids vary in their density, or the amount of mass per unit volume.
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