Q. 24.1( 88 Votes )

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

Answer :

  • Substances which can easily be brokendown by the microorganisms are biodegradable substances.

  • Biodegradable substances can have both both and bad effect on the environment.

  • Good effects:
    • They do not cause too much pollution as they're broken down easily.
    • They can provide nutrients to the soil.
    • Biodegradable substance are natural so they do not cause harm when handled.

  • Bad effects:
    • When biodegradable substances are degraded, they can cause foul smell.
    • Biodegradable waste often attracts flies and other insects.

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