Biodegradability



capable of decaying through the action of living organisms:
biodegradable paper; biodegradable detergent.
adjective
(of sewage constituents, packaging material, etc) capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other biological means
adj.
biodegradable
(bī’ō-dĭ-grā’də-bəl)
Capable of being decomposed by the action of biological agents, especially bacteria.
biodegradable [(beye-oh-di-gray-duh-buhl)]

Note: The use of biodegradable packaging is supposed to reduce the volume of waste in landfills.

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