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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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[USPRwire, Wed Jul 24 2019] Market Research Hub (MRH) has actively uploaded a smart research report titled "Global Degradable Shopping Bags Market Insights, Forecast to 2025", to its broad online database.
An SCE study found that Bahraini factories can manufacture degradable plastic bags without any changes in their production lines.
The solution to control plastic bags issue could be tackled through combination of the measures which include: banning manufacturing, selling and usage of non-degradable plastic 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 concession on import of automatic paper bag machinery.
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.
For this reason, the plastic industry has decided to venture into the fabrication of degradable materials whose purpose lies in the reduction of the plastics lifespan in their final disposal [6, 8].
The shrimp shell derivative, Chitosan, will be used to make a nanocomposite material which is degradable, affordable and suitable for shopping bags and food packaging.
This is because, on the surface, the notion of implementing degradable plastic bags sounds like a good idea, but the reality is quite different.
While it cannot take any more timber or other degradable waste, it is still open to take other waste streams and recyclables.
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.
During weekends, it is a task in itself as we have to sort degradable and non-degradable waste," said the Bangladeshi cleaner who requested not to be named.
Plastic bottles, wrappers, tissue papers, disposable cups and plastic covers along with other degradable and non-degradable waste were dumped into separate dust bins placed in and around the beach.