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What's the difference: Biodegrable and Compostable

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Biodegradable and compostable are two words which are often used interchangeably when talking about recycling. But there’s a world of difference between these two terms. To understand the difference between the two let’s break down both words first.   BIODEGRADABLE We often see the word ‘biodegradable’ on some products that we buy, such as soap and shampoo. But what does it actually mean? Anything biodegradable will break down quickly and safely into mostly harmless compounds. But what makes a substance biodegradable? Anything that is plant-based, animal-based or natural mineral-based product is usually biodegradable. However, they will break down at different...

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