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What is the term used to describe a substance that can be broken down and eaten up by microorganisms like bacteria?

What is the term used to describe a substance that can be broken down and eaten up by microorganisms like bacteria?

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Asked by Savannah, Last updated: Oct 21, 2020

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L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes
L. Hawkes, Teacher, Memphis

Answered Oct 11, 2018

Biodegradable refers to any substance or object that can be decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms.
The compound is anything that is composed of 2 or more elements or mixture.

Environment-friendly refers to materials that have little or no harm to the ecosystem.
Recycled refers to any waste material that is converted into a new substance or object.

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John Adney

John Adney

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John Adney

Answered May 05, 2017

Biodegrable is the answer of this question
substance which cannot bebroken --- non biodegrable

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John Adney

John Adney

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John Adney

Answered Feb 03, 2017

Environment friendly
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John Smith

John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Biodegradable-a large amount of wastes that are generated by industries are formed of substances, which cannot be easily broken down by the microorganisms. these substances are called non-biodegradable. the plastic we use to make polythene bags is an example of a non-biodegradable substance. microorganisms do not eat up these plastics and they choke the soil as no water and air is able to reach it. slowly, the soil turns barren and devoid of life. did you know that a polythene bag could take as much as 30 years to disintegrate?
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