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Topic: INDUSTRY


biodegradable

adjective
     
bi‧o‧de‧gra‧da‧ble
HBTI materials, chemicals etc that are biodegradable are changed naturally by bacteria into substances that do not harm the environment [≠ non biodegradable]:
This carton is made of biodegradable plastic.
WORD FOCUS: environment WORD FOCUS: environment
good for the environment: environmentally friendly, eco-friendly, sustainable, recyclable, biodegradable, renewable, organic

people who want to protect the environment: greens, eco-warriors

things that cause harm to the environment: pollution, greenhouse gases, global warming, acid rain, deforestation
environment

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environment
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