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Lesson 6: Waste Not-Want Not

Biodegradable: being able to be broken down or decomposed by natural means.

Compost: a collection of organic scraps and garbage that decomposes and becomes good fertilizer.

Decompose: to decay or come apart.

Landfills: places in our communities where garbage is unloaded and then covered over with dirt and packed down.

Natural Resources: things we use that come from the earth

Organic: material made of carbon; made of living matter.

Recyclable: being able to be utilized again, often by being restructured into something else.

Renewable: having the capability of replenishing itself.