Repurposing and recycling are great ways to help protect the planet. But committing to using biodegradable products is even kinder to Mother Earth. Biodegradable products made from natural renewable resources such as corn or potato starch, sugar cane, and vegetable oil will biodegrade much faster than plastic and other petroleum-based products. In addition, they are non-toxic, so they don’t throw off harmful chemicals as they biodegrade, which means fewer toxins and pollutants released into the earth.
Here are some household items you may not have realized you can buy in biodegradable forms.