Definition of non-biodegradable in English:

non-biodegradable

adjective

  • Not biodegradable.

    ‘non-biodegradable plastics’
    • ‘While my disposables are non-biodegradable I draw comfort from the claims that washing the cloth nappies uses so much soap that it's an environmental hazard anyway.’
    • ‘The waste generated from hospitals should be segregated as biodegradable, slowly-degradable and non-biodegradable.’
    • ‘Some of the primary problems include littering in the temple area, accumulation of plastic and other non-biodegradable waste and parking woes.’
    • ‘Club members took steps to rid the university campus of discarded plastic that was non-biodegradable.’
    • ‘We all know that plastics and other non-biodegradable material are causing enough harm.’
    • ‘The waste products are increasingly made of heavy non-biodegradable plastics and other synthetics.’
    • ‘First, there is the traditional system of thermal treatment or incineration, by which plastics and other non-biodegradable materials are broken down in temperatures of 850 degrees centigrade for at least two seconds.’
    • ‘Is the root ball wrapped in genuine burlap, or imitation burlap made of a non-biodegradable plastic material.’
    • ‘Uncontrolled urbanisation leads to inadequate management of water and waste, providing a range of large water stores and disposable, non-biodegradable containers that become habitats for the larvae.’
    • ‘We live in a society that blatantly wastes water and electricity, and makes indiscriminate use of non-biodegradable materials.’
    • ‘We don't see the non-biodegradable water bottles or the raw sewage.’
    • ‘Some money can be made by selling off the non-biodegradable waste such as metals, plastics and glass bottles, which could be utilised to pay for labour, it is pointed out.’
    • ‘In the era of science and technology, plastics have become one of the most widely used products all over the world, but with disastrous consequences, as they are non-biodegradable.’
    • ‘A zero-tolerance approach to untreated waste and non-biodegradable materials will ensure the protection of fragile ecosystems like the Nilgiris, added Tara Murali.’
    • ‘‘Plastics are non-biodegradable, which means they are unable to be broken down by bacteria in the environment and can cause damage to our ecosystems,’ said Scott.’
    • ‘‘Oli’ proposes to start a novel scheme by providing each house with coloured bins of red and green to collect non-biodegradable and degradable waste separately.’
    • ‘Material waste has only recently become a feature of Indian life - and it was the advent of non-biodegradable plastic that largely created it.’
    • ‘The non-biodegradable garbage could be recycled to the maximum possible extent after sorting in small neighbourhood dumps and the untreatable residue disposed of in landfills.’
    • ‘The Youth Hostels Association of India has cautioned trekkers against the use of non-biodegradable materials and in this regard, participants have been requested to adhere to the stipulated rules to make it an eco-friendly trek.’
    • ‘Other proposals include up to four factories containing ‘trash-eating’ bacteria and three huge ovens to melt non-biodegradable rubbish.’
    imperishable, indestructible, non-biodegradable, not decaying, non-corroding, indissoluble, durable, made to last, enduring, everlasting, eternal
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Pronunciation:

non-biodegradable

/ˌnɒnbʌɪəʊdɪˈɡrɛɪdəbəl/