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Should You Use Biodegradable Products?

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 Should You Use Biodegradable Products?

Plastic often ends up in the ocean, which is why we have a major pollution issue. Aquatic animals die because of plastic ingestion, and that's because the plastic lingers in the ocean and doesn't disappear. What if plastic products that end up in oceans and other ecosystems could disappear? That's the purpose of biodegradable products. 

What is biodegradable?

Biodegradable products can be broken down by microorganisms, so instead of existing for decades - or even centuries - they break down after a few months. Biodegradable products currently exist, but the prices need to come down before they become the industry standard.

Do biodegradable products help the planet? 

Because they quickly break down instead of disrupting ecosystems for centuries, biodegradable plastics help the environment. When regular plastics are disposed of improperly, they harm animals and hurt the planet. Biodegradable plastics negatively alter the planet, but their impacts are short-lived because they break down so fast.

Final Thoughts

If you can afford to use biodegradable items, please do, as they are much better for Earth than using ordinary plastics. Reusable items are also better because they can be used plenty of times without needing to be replenished. When using these products, please do not forget to consider their effects on the world around us.

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