As briefly mentioned in my previous post, I read that biodegradable items do not really break down in landfills. The landfills are packed so tightly that there is little oxygen and few microbes that are supposed to speed up the biodegradation process. The materials also may not break down because of the processing they went through. Until better and cheaper landfills that promote decomposition are available, the 3 “R’s”—Reduce, Reuse and Recycle—still trump the use of so-called biodegradable products.

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