Definition: Biodegradable

Environment

Capable of decomposing rapidly due to microorganisms under natural conditions (aerobic and/or anaerobic). Most organic materials, such as food scraps and paper are biodegradable.
Source:
Eurostat, The Environmental Goods and Services Sector (2009 Edition), Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2009
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