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How Does a Biodegradable Waste Differ from a Non-biodegradable Waste? Give Two Examples of Non-biodegradable Wastes Which Pollute Our Environment. - CBSE Class 10 - Science

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How does a biodegradable waste differ from a non-biodegradable waste? Give two examples of non-biodegradable wastes which pollute our environment.

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Biodegradable waste Non-biodegradable waste
Waste materials that can be broken down into non-poisonous substances in due course of time, by the action of natural micro-organisms such as certain bacteria, are called biodegradable wastes. Waste materials that cannot be broken down into non-poisonous or harmless substances naturally are called non-biodegradable wastes.
Examples: Paper and vegetable peels. Examples: Plastic and iron nails.
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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Biology for Class 10 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 5: Our Environment
Q: 29 | Page no. 227

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