What's the difference between burlap bags and sandbags?

Posted by Sandbaggy Admin on

A common question we get is the difference between burlap bags and sandbags.

Burlap bags are made from strong jute natural fibers, so they are 100% biodegradable. They are perfect for protecting the environment by reducing plastic waste. Burlap bags are used for storing hardware and metal parts, flood control, and sack racing.

Sandbags are made from polypropylene (type of plastic), so they are less expensive than burlap. The issue with sandbags is that after their life is over, there will still be small pieces of the sandbag on the ground. Even though our sandbags are photodegradable (meaning that they can be broken down by light), the sandbag does not completely degrade into the environment. Sandbags will suit someone who is on a limited budget and needs to get the job done. We’ve found that our sandbags are typically used on paintball fields (esp. green color ones) and for flood control.

Learn more:


Polypropylene sandbags
(flood control)

Burlap bags/potato sacks
(sack racing)

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