American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Capable of being decomposed by biological agents, especially bacteria: a biodegradable detergent.
- adj. Capable of being decomposed by biological activity, especially by microorganisms.
- n. Any material that can be decomposed by biological activity.
- adj. capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria
- bio- + degradable (Wiktionary)
“There are many claiming that biodegradable is the only way to go. .but they still take years to break down.”
“Plus the bar, which features drinks from Krome Vodka and local brewery Hollywood Blonde served in biodegradable cups -- oh that all galleries were so aware!”
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“Everything sold in biodegradable containers to end the plastic trashing.”
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“Also in being biodegradable, is it therefore certified for composting (and in a home composting environment) and to a specific standard?”
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