nything that can be broken down by microorganisms. It can be food, cotton, wool, wood, waste, and manufactured products. Refer to degradable and photodegredable.
in addition bio-degradable, 1960, from bio- + degrade + -able.
effective at becoming broken-down (decomposed) quickly by the activity of microorganisms. Biodegradable substances include meals scraps, cotton, wool, wood, individual and animal waste, made products considering normal products (such as for example paper, and vegetable-oil based soaps). See in addition degradable and photodegradable.
effective at being decomposed by e.g. micro-organisms
Bacteria can process toxic wastes and oil spills into harmless biodegradable materials.