biodegradable biodegradable  /ˌbaɪ oʊ də ˈɡreɪ də bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria

Usage(s):

  1. And since much of its relatively small bulk is organic, the battery is partly biodegradable.
  2. Food scraps and biodegradable napkins will be washed into a contraption called the pulper, where they will get, well, pulped.
  3. In February, Cargo Cosmetics launched PlantLove, a botanical lipstick packaged in a 100% biodegradable tube made of polylactic acida corn-based renewable resource.

News

  1. Sand sculptors square off in Atlantic City

    Bouke Atema of Germany sprays the beginning of his King Neptune sculpture in Atlantic City with a biodegradable glue to protect his work from the elements.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Daily Journal

  2. Loose Fill Bag meets sustainability requirements.

    Intended for cushioning and void-fill shipping applications, PakNatural® Biodegradable Cushion Bag encases Sealed Air’s PakNatural loose fill solution within protective film made from biodegradable, compostable, and renewable material. Resulting bags exhibit non-abrasive properties, and no equipment is necessary. Available in 3 sizes, protective packaging solution suits operations that ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. 'Green burial' caskets dovetail with Pleasant Hill woodworker's core beliefs

    Following kosher practices, caskets are made with no metal, glue or animal products and are fully biodegradable
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Contra Costa Times

Quotes

  1. Tory MP Edward Leigh, chairman of the committee, said: "Faced with the 1999 EU directive limiting the amount of biodegradable waste sent to landfill, DEFRA issued no fewer than four vaguely worded consulation papers and strategies on waste...
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Edward Leigh Source: Daily Mail

  2. "Over the longer term we must have greater use of biodegradable materials for packaging and containers, and have a sound plan for recovery and recycling of plastics," then presidential candidate Aquino said.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Benigno Aquino III Source: Inquirer.net

  3. "They feel the same and can be the same shape or size as petroleum-based bags, only these will be biodegradable," Colton said.
    on Apr 21, 2007 By: William Colton Source: Flatbush Life

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