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(of a substance or object) capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms.
disposable, expendable, one-use, non-returnable, one-way, single-tripView synonyms
- ‘The highly effective, biodegradable stuff smells so fresh that it just might refine your sense of clean for good.’
- ‘And what happened to the fashion fad for biodegradable packaging?’
- ‘Each house in the village now has kitchen gardens sustained by biodegradable substances such as vegetable wastes.’
- ‘You can also modify the type of oil that plants are producing by introducing a single gene so the plants make a very useful lubricant or something like a biodegradable plastic.’
- ‘Products made out of biodegradable materials like sisal and areca spathes were also on show at the Town Hall.’
- ‘The biodegradable paper cups introduced two years ago in place of plastic cups are however very much in use.’
- ‘When they can't find a producer to meet their standards, they produce their own, as they do with organic milk and biodegradable soap.’
- ‘He'll be going down on a bike, but he's going to be followed by a bus, and the bus is run on biodegradable fuel and solar power and there's a greenhouse on this bus.’
- ‘The material is biodegradable, yet the results achieved are relatively long-lasting.’
- ‘Also, flowers and other biodegradable materials may be used for mulching by spreading them on the top soil around plants and trees.’
- ‘It's a sign that biodegradable plastics appeal to both the eco-conscious and penny-pinchers.’
- ‘If the consumer is involved in purchasing recyclable products, using biodegradable ingredients, points are added.’
- ‘The Wheelie Washer cleans both domestic and commercial bins using biodegradable detergent, and recycles the water it uses.’
- ‘The biodegradable substances his team has been working on would serve as a scaffold for a cell, he said.’
- ‘The team fashioned the biodegradable plastic into disposable flatware and plates that break down when composted.’
- ‘The vegetable wax is biodegradable, and no synthetic fragrances are added to the essential oils.’
- ‘Some photodegradable and biodegradable plastics are already in use in agriculture, according to Tyler.’
- ‘Since most pesticides are not biodegradable, once they enter the food chain they persist in plant or animal bodies.’
- ‘Among the offences detected were household waste being passed off as recyclables, and the presence of biodegradable matter which gave rise to odours.’
- ‘At last, a biodegradable food packaging that's cheap enough to compete with conventional plastic.’
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