This is a brief guideline to refer to when learning how to measure biodegradability at home.
In the beginning, you’ll need divide your soil in 4 different containers. Place the plastic wrapper you want to examine in the one. It is possible to use paper for the second, while the Fourth and Third have organic materials like peas. The soil needs to be kept hydrated. This will allow you to leave the pots alone. You should take photographs of the pots to compare.
Examine the pots every about one week. Then, you can see how they look to original pictures. This gives you a vague notion of the biodegradability these items. The chances are that you’ll find no change in a plastic wrapping of any sort. Also, the wrapper is most likely to exhibit little or no change. In a few weeks, the organic matter should begin to degrade and begin to rot within the soil.
The video below will show you the steps to follow. Then you’ll be ready for your own biodegradability testing at home!