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What is bio-degradable and non-bio-degradable?


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2011-05-28 04:46:10
2011-05-28 04:46:10

Biodegradable materials will rot, weather, or rust and 'return to nature'. Wood, paper, and even most metals are biodegradable to various degrees. Nonbiodegradable materials will not break down naturally. Most plastics and synthetic materials are nonbiodegradable.

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