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  • adjective Capable of being chemically degraded.

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  • adjective Able to be chemically or biologically degraded

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Examples

  • (It's really just pretty much bleach/paint in degradable sponge form.)

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  • Short-term degradable erosion control blankets consisting of an evenly distributed layer of 100% agricultural straw stitched to a single or double netting structure can be used to provide erosion control and assist with vegetation establishment for up to 12 months on RMSs.

    Offsetting carbon dioxide emissions through minesoil reclamation

  • Short-term degradable erosion control blankets consisting of an evenly distributed layer of 100% agricultural straw stitched to a single or double netting structure can be used to provide erosion control and assist with vegetation establishment for up to 12 months on RMSs.

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  • First, the Deepwater Horizon oil, unlike the black glop from the Valdez, is comparatively light and degradable, which is why the slick in the Gulf is dissolving surprisingly rapidly now that the gusher has been capped.

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  • Valdez, is unusually light and degradable, which is why the slick in the Gulf is dissolving surprisingly rapidly now that the gusher has been capped.

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  • Valdez, is unusually light and degradable, which is why the slick in the Gulf is dissolving surprisingly rapidly now that the gusher has been capped.

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  • Valdez, is unusually light and degradable, which is why the slick in the Gulf is dissolving surprisingly rapidly now that the gusher has been capped.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Valdez, is unusually light and degradable, which is why the slick in the Gulf is dissolving surprisingly rapidly now that the gusher has been capped.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The proposed new version of the agency's Green Guides was released Wednesday, with recommendations for when to use words like "degradable" and "carbon offset," in advertisements and packaging, and warnings about using certifications and seals of approval that send misleading messages.

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  • The proposed new version of the agency's Green Guides was released Wednesday, with recommendations for when to use words like "degradable" and "carbon offset," in advertisements and packaging, and warnings about using certifications and seals of approval that send misleading messages.

    FTC 'Green Guides' Revised To Clear Up Misleading Environmental Claims On Products

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