Capable of being broken down (decomposed) rapidly by the action of microorganisms. Biodegradable substances include food scraps, cotton, wool, wood, human and animal waste, manufactured products based on natural materials (such as paper, and vegetable-oil based soaps). See also degradable and photodegradable.

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  • Some consumers are very environmentally conscious and may choose your product if the packaging is biodegradable and better for the earth.

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  • These cups are biodegradable so they are good for the environment. They will not take a long time to decompose and there will be less waste.

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  • Using biodegradable packaging will be much better for the environment and people that like to "go green" may switch to your product.

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