For several years we have heard the term “biodegradable” and with the rise in awareness of “green” efforts and recycling, biodegradable materials and products have become even more important and in the forefront.

But what does “biodegradable” even mean? Biodegradable items are things that can break down into natural materials in the environment without causing harm. For example, a cardboard box can break down into naturally occurring elements that will seamlessly mix back into the earth. Most plastics do not break down in this manner, so we don’t consider them biodegradable.

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