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What is the difference between a biodegradable and non biodegradable product?


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2017-09-29 14:19:40
2017-09-29 14:19:40

Biodegradable means that something is capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. A paper wrapper for a sandwich is biodegradable, but a plastic box is not. Bury the plastic box, dig it up a year later, it is still there. The paper wrapper would have degraded to humus (soil).

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