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biodegradable

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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biodegradablebi‧o‧de‧gra‧da‧ble /ˌbaɪəʊdɪˈɡreɪdəbəl◂ $ ˌbaɪoʊ-/ adjective  HBTImaterials, chemicals etc that are biodegradable are changed naturally by bacteria into substances that do not harm the environment opp non biodegradable, non-biodegradable This carton is made of biodegradable plastic.
Examples from the Corpus
biodegradableSeek ways to make nappies more biodegradable. 2.Reply yes, though retain private doubts as to whether Mrs T is fully biodegradable.AirX is non-toxic and completely biodegradable and contains no harmful ingredients.Then we had thrown overboard everything that was biodegradable and kept the rest in a special rubbish barrel.Organically grown, packed in an ozone-friendly biodegradable carton and marketed at a price to please both shopkeeper and purchaser alike.However, there are some potential disadvantages in using bioremediation: it only applies to biodegradable contaminants.Even biodegradable soap is not allowed in the water.Ash and biodegradable waste must be added regularly to achieve the right carbon nitrogen ratio.
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