How can biodegradability be measured?



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    One simple way (and I’m sure not the only way, or even the best way) is to measure how long it takes something, under natural conditions, to degrade. Styrofoam, for example, takes forever to break down under natural conditions. A banana peel, however, will disappear in a matter of days as a result of natural decomposition processes. An object which is not biodegradable is generally one which doesn’t break down quickly under normal conditions, in essence “clogging up” the planet with unnecessary waste which would otherwise have already been processed back into the ecosystem at large.

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