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biodegradable

(of sewage constituents, packaging material, etc.) capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other biological means
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Biodegradable

Waste material composed primarily of constituent parts that occur naturally, are able to be decomposed by bacteria or fungi, and are absorbed into the ecosystem. Wood, for example, is biodegradable, while plastics are not.
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