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break down naturally through the action of biological agents

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In addition, degradation of PVC may produce toxic residues that are highly dangerous, and which may interfere with the survival of the biodegrading microorganisms.
A year or so later she at first thought mice were responsible for its tattered state until she realised that the bag was in the process of biodegrading.
After biodegrading the oil, the PRP(R) itself will biodegrade.
Food and beverage container plastics will carry clear labeling that ensures they meet current ASTM standards by disintegrating and biodegrading swiftly and safely in a commercial or municipal composting facility.
Medical studies have observed these fibers in the lungs of smokers and that they not only resist biodegrading, but that they remain coated in tobacco tar, which contains carcinogens.