Society is improving its attitude toward eco-consciousness; and sustainability is a hot topic right now. And though it is a widely used term, there are still misconceptions about what it actually means.
Let’s start with the basics: biodegradability refers to the chemical dissolution of materials by bacteria or other biological means. Basically meaning, nature can break down everything its makes. So what are some common questions about biodegradability?
Is cotton biodegradable?
Good news! Since cotton is made by nature, it is 100% biodegradable.
How long does it take for cotton to degrade?
Good question; it depends. Cotton is biodegradable both anaerobically (without oxygen) and aerobically (with oxygen). When cotton breaks down via anaerobically–in landfills, for example–it happens at a much slower rate than in aerobic