The environmental impact of long lasting waste products can be cause for concern. Biodegradable products tend to dissolve and degrade in terms of months rather than decades - this process involves the aerobic or anaerobic breaking down of organic substances by enzymes produced in living organisms. Once a waste product has been biodegraded the resulting products can be used as food and energy by micro-organisms, or put to good use in your composting facilities!
Please note this tag refers to the product itself rather than the manufacturer packaging it comes in. Please check on each product to see if the packaging is biodegradable.