What is biodegradation?

Biodegradation is the process by which living organisms chemically decompose or break down such materials as organic wastes, pesticides, pollutant chemicals and implantable materials.

Biodegradation is the breakdown of organic matter by microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi. It is generally assumed to be a natural process, which differentiates it from composting. Composting is a human driven process in which biodegradation…

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