Give any two ways in which biodegradable substances would affect the environment.
Biodegradable substances affect the environment by:
- The biodegradable substances such as tree leaves, plant parts, and kitchen wastes can be used as humus after composting. This will enhance the soil fertility.
- The biodegradable substances mainly contain carbon. These substances after decomposition release that carbon back into the atmosphere.
- During decomposition process of biodegradable substances foul smell and some harmful gases are released which make problem for the nearby living person.
- During decomposition it provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes, insects and microbes responsible for diseases like cholera, diarrhoea, etc.
Concept: Waste and Its Categories
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