The garbage which contains non-biodegradable items like pieces of cloth, broken glass, aluminium wrappers, polythene bags, nails, broken toys, and old shoes cannot be converted into compost by red worms.
A Non-Biodegradable material can be defined as a kind of substance that cannot be broken down by natural organisms and acts as a source of pollution. Waste that the biological processes cannot decompose is known as “Non-biodegradable wastes”. Most of the inorganic waste is non-biodegradable.
- Non-biodegradable wastes that can be recycled are known as “Recyclable waste”, and those which cannot be recycled are known as “Non-recyclable waste”.
- Most of the Non-Biodegradable waste never enter into biogeochemical cycles, very slow and toxic.