Most types of plastic are rarely consumed by bacteria, so they don't decompose like most organic material. However, certain types of plastic are designed to biodegrade, and certain bacteria can slowly consume non-biodegr... More » Science Environmental Science Conservation

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A non-biodegradable material is one that does not break down or does not break down easily in the environment. These items collect over time and can pose a threat to the environment. More » Science Earth Science Erosion & Weathering
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