Difference between Organic and Inorganic Wastes

Depending on the origin of the waste, it can be classified into organic waste and inorganic waste. This classification is of great help in the recycling or reuse process.

Comparison chart

Organic trash
Inorganic trash
Definition Organic waste is made up of waste of biological origin. These residues are usually of animal or vegetable origin. Organic waste is 100% biodegradable, that is, it disintegrates completely and is incorporated back into nature. In contrast, inorganic waste is all waste of non-biological origin. 

The non-biological origin implies that man has intervened in its creation. Precisely its non-biological origin means that its decomposition takes much longer and can even harm people, animals and plants.

What do you do with them? As for organic waste, this can be used to make compost or compost. In this way, the biological elements are reincorporated into the soil and the plants, insects and other living beings can take advantage of the remaining nutrients. They can be recycled. For example, glass, metal, and some plastics can be processed and reused.
examples Branches, fruit peel, seeds, bones, animal skin, feathers, excrement, cereals (food scraps), paper, pieces of wood and dead animals, people and plants, etc. 


Plastic bags, batteries (batteries), Styrofoam or polystyrene, glass, synthetic fibers, aerosol cans, metals, ceramics, tires or rims, CDs, hospital waste (syringes, gauze), etc.

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