biodegradable

01. Some people feel it is better to use paper bags than plastic bags because paper bags are [biodegradable].
02. Newspaper will generally [biodegrade] quite quickly if shredded and thrown in the compost.
03. Scientists are currently working on developing a plastic that is totally [biodegradable].
04. As material [biodegrades] in our environment, it feeds numerous small organisms that live in the soil and air.
05. We humans, like every other living organism, are essentially [biodegradable], and when we die, we return to the earth.
06. We only use detergent and dishwashing liquid that is [biodegradable] so that we don't add to the pollution in the water supply.
07. In a city dump, much of the material which is [biodegradable] can't break down because it is buried under so much plastic and stuff that the air can't get to it to begin the process.
08. Many [biodegradable] goods don't actually break down very well in a city dump because they get preserved under all the garbage.
09. Disposable diapers don't [biodegrade], so there are millions of them in our dumps.
10. Styrofoam doesn't [biodegrade], and tends to accumulate in our environment.
11. It has been suggested that many villagers in Fiji dump their garbage anywhere, as if the trash was [biodegradable].
12. A joint venture by the companies Cargill and Dow has begun manufacturing [biodegradable] and recyclable plastics from corn sugars.
13. All our personal care products are made with ingredients from nature, are [biodegradable], and are tested for safety without the use of animals.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • biodegradable — UK US /ˌbaɪəʊdɪˈgreɪdəbl/ adjective ► ENVIRONMENT able to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful to the environment: »The company, which makes biodegradable waste bags, has manufacturing plants in Italy and Germany. »biodegradable… …   Financial and business terms

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  • biodegradable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. DERIVATIVES biodegradability noun biodegradation noun biodegrade verb …   English terms dictionary

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