Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Waste

Biodegradable Waste

These kind of waste products are broken down by the action of micro-organisms like Bacteria. This kind of waste decay and Decompose naturally and become harmless after some time. Biodegradable Waste Examples are Cattle Dung, Tea leaves, Wood, Grass, Fruit & Vegetables, Paper, Animal Bones.  These turn into compost after decaying and act as Natural Fertilizers.  They do not normally Pollute the Environment, but if present in a large quantity, those that cannot be Decomposed can pollute the Environment.

Non-Biodegradable Waste

These substances or type of waste material, (non-poisonous and harmless substances)cannot be broken down into a simpler form, they cannot be decomposed.  Non-Biodegradable waste examples are Plastics, Ball Point Pen Refill, Polythene Bags, Glass Objects, Aluminum Cans, Iron Nails, Foil paper, Radioactive waste, to name a few.

Non-Biodegradable wastes are the main Pollutants of the environment.  A harmful substance like D.D.T (Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloromethane), used in spraying crops is passed down the food chain from plants to animals and can harm them.

Share on whatsapp
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Leave a Comment