Distinguish between biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes.

Biodegradable substances are substances or materials that completely break down and decompose into natural elements in a short period of time after disposal.

Examples of Biodegradable materials are plant products, wood, paper, food waste, leaves, and remnants from the death of living creatures.

Non-biodegradable substances are substances or materials that do not break down completely or don't decompose naturally into simpler form to mix with the environment.

Examples of non-biodegradable materials are cans, metals, and chemicals used for agricultural and industrial purposes.


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Updated on: 20-Mar-2023


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