biodegradable, definition of
Material that can be broken down into simpler substances (elements and compounds) by bacteria or other decomposers. Paper and most organic wastes such as animal manure are biodegradable.
News & Blog articles where 'biodegradable' used:
- Designer turns cellulose into plastic-free, biodegradable sequins
In a bid to make the fashion industry more sustainable, designer Elissa Brunato has developed the Bio Iridescent Sequin, a material research and design project that turns cellulose into shimmering biodegradable sequins of varying shapes and sizes...
- This summer sneaker is completely biodegradable
Earlier this month, Native Shoes showed its true sustainability colors with the unveiling of 100 percent biodegradable, plant-based shoes that are completely free of animal products, not to mention stylish and perfect for wearing all summer long.[...]
- These ‘microbe-grown’ headphones could be the future of sustainable electronics
The culture of planned obsolescence in electronics produces a huge amount of toxic waste unlikely to go anywhere but a landfill for the next millennium or so...
- NASA Mars Habitat Challenge winner is a 3D-printed pod made of biodegradable materials
Multi-planetary architectural firm AI Space Factory has been awarded first place in the NASA Centennial Challenge with its innovative 3D-printed design, MARSHA...
- Study shows biodegradable plastic bags still hold groceries 3 years after being discarded
Biodegradable plastic bags are not as eco-friendly as their labeling might suggest. A new study discovered that these biodegradable plastics can actually survive years in various environments without fully decomposing. Researchers examined different types...
- CRA grows a sustainable pavilion out of mushrooms in just 6 weeks
Could the houses of the future be grown from mushrooms? Italian architectural firm Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) broaches this question with The Circular Garden, a sustainable pavilion made of mushrooms that — true to the project name — was grown out...
- Bananatex launches a sustainable material revolution at Milan Design Week
A party of three has collaborated to create a multi-purpose material sourced entirely from banana leaves. Swiss bag brand QWSTION, a yarn specialist from Taiwan, and a Taiwanese weaving partner spent four years developing the new material, which is being...
- Tips and tricks to make spring cleaning more eco-friendly
When the spring cleaning season comes around, many homeowners turn to their favorite cleaning products to tidy up. But not all of your go-to cleaners are good for the environment. Many products on the market feature harmful chemicals that leach into the...
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What is biodegradable?
- Biodegradable Pollutants
Pollutants that are capable of decomposing under natural conditions.
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