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- adj. Capable of being chemically broken down by light: photodegradable plastic.
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- adj. Capable of being chemically broken down as the result of a photochemical reaction
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Also included are technological solutions, such as photodegradable six-pack rings that weaken when exposed to sunlight, allowing ensnared animals to break free.
"photodegradable" with light-sensitive molecular triggers, which would cause the drug to decompose in the waste treatment plant.
Now, the makers of this, or one of the lead makers of this, an Ithaca, New York-based company, says we've all missed the point that since the late '90s -- since 1989, it's been mandated that these are photodegradable, that they -- the degrade in the sun over a period of several days or weeks.
FiberStone® stone paper is photodegradable after a period of about 14-18 months!
Anseth and her colleagues described their photodegradable hydrogels in an April 2, 2009, article in
They constructed a hydrogel in which they used the photodegradable molecule to tether a short sequence of amino acids to the polymer.
Launched in December, Cyclean covers are recyclable and photodegradable, PersonalBox says.
The plastic bags are photodegradable: with the passing of time they are decomposed into small and toxic petrol-polymers