What is biodegradable and non-biodegradable?

Biodegradable means the ability of materials to break down and return back to nature. Biodegradable substances mean the products 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, grass clippings, natural products, and remnants from the death of living creatures.

Non-biodegradable substances are the products or materials that do not break down completely and do not 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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