to decay and become absorbed by the environment: toys that will biodegrade when they're discarded.
- bi·o·deg·ra·da·tion [bahy-oh-deg-ruh-dey-shuhn], /ˌbaɪ oʊˌdɛg rəˈdeɪ ʃən/, noun
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New research recently published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, outlines that marine bacteria found in chilly Canadian seas are capable of biodegrading oil and diesel fuel in response to oil spills.Oil-eating bacteria can survive in frigid Canadian waters | Sara Kiley Watson | August 19, 2021 | Popular-Science
This new research, conducted at around only 4 degrees Celsius, looked at the frigid waters in the Labrador Sea and confirmed that oil biodegrading bacteria is found internationally.Oil-eating bacteria can survive in frigid Canadian waters | Sara Kiley Watson | August 19, 2021 | Popular-Science
The outer is a 100 percent recycled-fiber jersey infused with Ciclo, an additive that allows synthetic fibers to biodegrade like natural fibers, which helps minimize microfiber plastic pollution.There’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy a Sustainable Wetsuit | wtaylor | July 23, 2021 | Outside Online
It could take years to biodegrade, endanger animals, or even put other people at risk.Once you know what happens to food you leave outdoors, you’ll stop doing it | Alisha McDarris | January 14, 2021 | Popular-Science
Some years ago, a company asked the UCSD team to develop a greener surfboard, one that would biodegrade and not depend so much on fossil fuels.