Biodegradition happens naturally over time. Given the right conditions and natural presence of microorganisms, fungi, or bacteria, waste will eventually break down to its basic components and blend with the earth.

Ideally, but not always, these substances degrade without leaving any toxins behind. Some products made of cardboard and cotton can break down quickly and others like bamboo wood could take years.

If you're looking for pet products made from natural and sustainable materials, but you can't compost, then check out our selection of biodegradable pet products. From treats to biodegradable pet waste bags, there are several alternatives to purchasing anything made from plastic.

If you’re able to compost, we always recommend opting for compostable products as waste takes much longer to biodegrade in a landfill due to the lack of oxygen available.