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non-biodegradable

Line breaks: non-biodegrad¦able
Pronunciation: /ˌnɒnbʌɪəʊdɪˈɡrɛɪdəbəl
 
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Definition of non-biodegradable in English:

adjective

Not biodegradable: non-biodegradable plastics
More example sentences
  • The waste generated from hospitals should be segregated as biodegradable, slowly-degradable and non-biodegradable.
  • ‘Plastics are non-biodegradable, which means they are unable to be broken down by bacteria in the environment and can cause damage to our ecosystems,’ said Scott.
  • Some of the primary problems include littering in the temple area, accumulation of plastic and other non-biodegradable waste and parking woes.

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