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Give Any Two Ways in Which Biodegradable Substances Would Affect the Environment. - Science

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Give any two ways in which biodegradable substances would affect the environment.

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Solution 1

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.

Solution 2

  • 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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NCERT Class 10 Science
Chapter 15 Our Environment
Q 2 | Page 262
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