What is Biodegradable?

Toronto's alternate weekly Now Magazine has a regular column on evironmental issues called Ecoholic. This week they raise an issue of some importance in a city where so much of our garbage is trucked to landfills in Michigan- what does biodegradable actually mean? The article points out that one can call DDT biodegradable as it breaks down into two substances far more toxic than the original. read more in ::NOW