If all the waste we generate is biodegradable, will this have no impact on the environment?

 

Answer

Even if all the waste we generate is biodegradable, it will still have some impacts on the environment like

  • If a large amount of biodegradable waste is generated, a large amount of area would be required to decompose it by composting.
  • Decomposing of waste will generate unbearable foul smell.
  • The area where all the biodegradable waste will be collected will serve as a breeding ground for various flies and mosquitoes which can further cause various diseases.
  • The large amount of waste, if not disposed properly, can lead to clogging of drains.
  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 15 Class 10 - Our Environment (Term 2)

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo