There are many advantages to purchasing, using, and recycling bio-degradable products. There is the conservation of non-renewable resources, the reduction of harmful chemicals to the earth, and the reduction of wasteful landfills. These problems mounted for decades before the recognition of global warming and other negative environmental occurrences. With the discovery of man-made bio-degradable materials an even greater amount of recycling, with much less difficulty, is now possible.
So what is a bio-degradable product? A bio-degradable product is one which is organic, and will decay or spoil in the future. Bio-degradable goods include food waste, agriculture waste, as well as various sludges. There are two types of bio-degradable wastes, municipal bio-waste and industriall bio-waste
Two thirds of all bio-waste is industrial and is produced by homes and businesses. This is made from natural and organic materials and degrades over time through natural processes. Through the conversion to bio-degradable waste this can be saved and relieved from the world. Municipal bio-waste is made up of paper, cardboard, food wastes, textiles, woods, and more. All of these things recycle at different speeds. This is part of what accounts for the necessary recycling of bio-degradable products. Recycling them will allow for the faster, more efficient bio-degradation of the products.
It is important to keep in mind that land-filled bio-degradable products wastes will degrade on their own, then generating leachate, and then finally generating landfill gas. Through the recycling of bio-degradable municipal waste these negative aspects can be avoided and the dependence on negative landfills will be severely lessened.
There is also industrial bio-waste. Industrial bio-waste includes wastewater treatment, food and drink preparations, agriculture, forestry, and pharma-chem industries. While some of these things are unavoidable, it does not mean it’s ok not to take care of the bio-degradable waste. Luckily, it will eventually degrade on its own, but not without danger to the environment. If let go without recycling, the many positive aspects of using bio-degradable products will be lost. Left to degrading alone, these products will produce large volumes of putrescible waste into streams, or even become so large that they begin to stream along all alone. This makes it absolutely necessary that the products are bio-treated.
If you consider the minimal risk of bio-degradable products if not recycled, can you imagine the impact of not using bio-degradable products? And then not recycling? The natural degredation of bio-degradable products is slow, and better than leaving the products in landfills, but can do even better for the world if put in its proper place.