degrade

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Synonyms for degrade

Synonyms for degrade

to lower in rank or grade

to deprive of esteem, self-worth, or effectiveness

to lower in character or quality

Synonyms for degrade

reduce the level of land, as by erosion

Antonyms

reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

lower the grade of something

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To complement the degradable polythene bags, Dempson has made modifications to its windowed paper sandwich bag range.
the claims of degradability of PET polymer containing degradable additives;
The move coincided with the publication of a report by the carrier bag consortium(CBC), which challenged received wisdom about the benefits of degradable bags and argued that a tax on carrier bags was not the answer.
Degrading plastic provides no useful nutrients to the soil, and the impacts to soil and sea of reducing the plastic to molecules using degradable additives is unknown.
CFN Packaging's first export shipment to China was purchased by the firm's agent Envisage Technology Ltd, a distributor of antimicrobial, degradable and fragrant additives based in Hong Kong and Shenzhen in Guangdong.
SIR; The government's proposals to make shoppers pay for all plastic bags give retailers no incentive to switch to degradable bags.
Although more expensive, we felt the investment in degradable packaging worthwhile.
NAPCOR maintains that the use of degradable additives in PET packaging not only jeopardizes PET recycling due to unknown potential consequences, but runs counter to the principles of sustainability and sound environmental stewardship, making it a poor end-of-life option:
They said that all plastic will eventually degradable then bio-degrade, but modern plastic can lie or float around in the open environment for many decades even after its life.
They encapsulated each tumor in a degradable wrap, leaving one blood vessel to feed the tissue and one to drain it.
The Environment Ministry has finally worked out a plan in consultation with the producers to replace the present plastic nags with degradable polythene bags, said Secretary Environment, Kamran Lashari at a news conference.
13 Foodservice Disposables Demand for Degradable Plastics
Fully degradable thermoformed foam that's compostable and eliminates roadside litter, could be a powerful contender for fast-food and medical applications where recycling isn't likely to work.
com/reports/c46914) has announced the addition of Chinese Markets for Degradable Plastics to their offering.