Give six differences between biodegradable and non-biodegradable with examples???

 

Bio degradable waste

Non bio degradable waste

1. The wastes decompose naturally in the environment.

The wastes do not decompose naturally.

2. They are safe for the environment.

They are harmful to the environment and create pollution.

3. The wastes are made up of natural ingredients.

The wastes are made up of synthetic materials.

4. They can be constantly reused.

They cannot be recycled.

5.Biodegradable substances persist for small time interval  in the environment. Non biodegradable substances persist for longer time in the environment.
6. Example – waste papers, wood crumbles.Example – plastic bags, cans, disposable bottles.

 

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one major difference that i know is

biodegradable - 1.can be degraded by micro organisms.

 

                        2. micro organisms have enzymes to degrade it.

non-biodegradable - 1.can not be degraded by micro organisms.

                              2.micro organisms don't have enzymes to degrade it.
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bio degradable

  • it can be broken down by decomposers as they contain specific enzymes
  • causes pollution, infection etc
  • eg: vegetable peels
  • persist in the environment for less time
  • less harmful
  • not acted upon by physical processes

non bio degradable

  • it can not be broken down by decomposers as they do not contain specific enzymes
  • causes bio magnifiction,eutrophication etc
  • eg: plastic
  • persist in the environment for a long time
  • more harmful
  • acted up on by physical factors like heat
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bio degradable

can be decomposed.

eco friendly

eg-vegtable waste etc

improves soil fertility

useful as it changes into fossil fuel

does not affect the rain water from reaching the ground water level

nonbiodegradable

cant be decompsd

not ecofriendly

eg-plastic

degrades soil fertility

not useful as it remains as such

doesnt allow rain water from reaching the ground water level

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