What happens to matter that is not biodegradable?
Correspondingly, what is not biodegradable?
Non-biodegradable substances are those that do not degrade easily. Materials like plants, animals, their waste, paper, fruits, flowers, vegetables fall under biodegradable substances, on the other hand, rubber, plastic, chemicals, paint plastic falls under the category of the non-biodegradable items.
Also, what are some advantages and disadvantages of non biodegradable materials? The biodegradable substances take a lot of land, water, gas, use of fertilizers and pesticides to grow.
- They can't be decomposed .
- They pollute our environment to a large extent.
- They give an ugly and unpleasant look.
Beside above, how does non biodegradable substances affect the environment?
(i) The non-biodegradable substances get accumulated and doesnï¿½ï¿½t get decomposed hence it remains in the ecosystem and causes pollution, chokes the system of many animals and kill them. (ii) These substances due to accumulation cause water and soil pollution e.g., pesticides, detergents, polythene.
How do biodegradable materials affect the environment?
HARMFUL EFFECTS OF BIODEGRADABLE WASTES They can affect the environment in the following ways: 1. They generate a large amount of microbial flora around the wastes. Heaps of such wastes are the breeding grounds for carriers and vectors like mosquitoes and rats which spread so many communicable diseases.