biodegrade

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break down naturally through the action of biological agents

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They noted previous studies abroad that showed organisms thriving in extreme conditions as capable of biodegrading plastics.
Inherently biodegradable: The product is capable of biodegrading from as low as 20 percent to less than 60 percent in 28 days.
Biodegrading, the breaking down of organic substances by natural means, happens all the time in nature.
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.
According to Bio-Solutions, each unit is capable of extracting the FOGs and biodegrading the remaining organic waste in cooking establishment grease traps or municipal lift stations on a continuing basis.
"You are putting fossil fuels on paper and preventing it from biodegrading on a compost pile," says Scheer.
aeruginosa that consume either naphthalene or n-hexadecane, biodegrading the chemicals into measurable metabolites such as carbon dioxide.
Three specific issues are addressed in this study: 1) the identification of the primary substrate supporting the energy needs of the microorganisms biodegrading the xenobiotic compounds; 2) adaptation, or the period of time required before the newly introduced compounds are biodegraded; and 3) the extent of biodegradation possible within a process used in water treatment.
Created from strong, durable linear low-density polyethylene, the material includes a proprietary additive that causes biodegradation in 9 months to 5 years when in contact with other biodegrading material.