biodegradation

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biodegradation

 [bi″o-deg″rah-da´shun]
the series of processes by which living systems render chemicals less noxious to the environment.

bi·o·trans·for·ma·tion

(bī'ō-trans'fōr-mā'shŭn),
The conversion of molecules from one form to another within an organism, often associated with change (increase, decrease, or little change) in pharmacologic activity; refers especially to drugs and other xenobiotics.
Synonym(s): biodegradation

biodegradation

The breakdown of any material (e.g., an organic chemical), to a simpler nontoxic form, usually understood to be by bacterial action.

bi·o·trans·for·ma·tion

(bī'ō-trans'fŏr-mā'shŭn)
The conversion of molecules from one form to another within an organism, often associated with change in pharmacologic activity; refers especially to drugs and other xenobiotics.
Synonym(s): biodegradation.

biodegradation

the breaking down of inorganic and organic substances by biological action, a process usually involving bacteria and fungi, which are known as SAPROBIONTS when the substrate is biological.
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Pour rappel, le ministere de l'Environnement et de Developpement durable a accorde un delai d'une annee aux operateurs du plastique avant la mise en oeuvre du projet de loi relatif a l'interdiction de l'importation, de la distribution et de la fabrication des sacs en plastiques non biodegradables.
C'est au mois de mars que le projet de loi interdisant l'importation, la production et la commercialisation des sacs en plastiques non biodegradables va etre soumis aux parlementaires.
Le ministere de l'Environnement et de Developpement durable a accorde un delai d'une annee aux operateurs du plastique avant la mise en oeuvre du projet de loi relatif a l'interdiction de l'importation, de la distribution et de la fabrication des sacs en plastiques non biodegradables, a annonce le president de la chambre syndicale nationale des fabricants transformateurs de plastiques a l'UTICA Noureddine Turki.