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degrade

(dĭ-grād′)
v. de·graded, de·grading, de·grades
v.tr.
1. To reduce in grade, rank, or status; demote.
2. To cause (an organic compound) to undergo degradation.
v.intr.
1. To fall to a lower rank or status.
2. To undergo degradation; decompose: a chemical that degrades rapidly.

de·grad′er n.
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Tender notice number : B4/1100-2/2018 - Supply of Plastic boxes, Shrink wrapping roll, Bio Degradable and PVC Pouch covers
Through the project, sacks and plastic waste bins were distributed to residents of Trashiyangtse town and the school to store non-degradable waste and degradable waste respectively.
bags in the country, increasing thickness of degradable bags to 30 microns, promoting use of cotton bags through awareness campaign and rationalizing tariff in favor of manufacturing of paper bags and
He further said that if the factories were making degradable shopping bags they will be encourage and the factories can did it despite to close the factory.
The company was issued with a legal suspension notice to stop it taking any more wood or degradable waste onto the yard.
A degradable polymer is a polymer that contains a reactive cleavage site that will break, reducing molecular weight and forming new groups under certain conditions.
Dubai A lack of testing facilities in the UAE to check if degradable plastic bags contain the key break-down ingredient could be slowing down the nationwide effort to ban non-degradable plastic by the end of the year.
We actually heard that various government departments and plastic bag users want to switch to degradable bags," said Rai.
Demand for degradable plastics in the US is projected to rise nearly eleven percent annually to 335 million pounds in 2014, valued at $390 million.
NH Hoteles and Symphony Environmental Technologies, a leading specialist in degradable plastics, has launched a joint environmental initiative aimed at promoting eco-friendly, sustainable plastic technology throughout the hotel and catering sectors.
LINPAC Packaging has responded to retailer and consumer concerns by creating OxoLIN, a new degradable polythene based cling film ideal for any food product The latest addition to LINPAC's range of stretch films will also reduce the environmental impact of any irresponsible littering.
Traditionally, skeletal implants are made of metal, but degradable implants eliminate the necessity of retrieval operations.