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pho·to·de·grad·a·ble

 (fō′tō-dĭ-grā′də-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being chemically broken down by light: photodegradable plastic.
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photodegradable

(ˌfəʊtəʊdɪˈɡreɪdəbəl)
adj
(Environmental Science) (of plastic) capable of being decomposed by prolonged exposure to light
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pho•to•de•grad•a•ble

(ˌfoʊ toʊ dɪˈgreɪ də bəl)

adj.
(of a substance) capable of being broken down by light.
[1970–75]
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pho·to·de·grad·a·ble

(fō′tō-dĭ-grā′də-bəl)
Capable of being chemically decomposed by light. For example, photodegradable plastic becomes brittle and breaks into smaller pieces when exposed to sunlight, helping reduce litter and environmental damage.
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Many respondents in PMMI's report believe traditional plastic ring packaging will be phased out entirely in five to seven years and replaced with new photodegradable packaging.
"The debris floating on the water's surface is photodegradable, it breaks down in the presence of light.
Qi, "Preparation of the anatase/TiO2(B) TiO2 by self-assembly process and the high photodegradable performance on RhB," Ceramics International, vol.
Summary: To control the degradation of mulching films, polyethylene (PE) films were added with photodegradable additives containing 3.43% (PE-3 film) and 0.44% (PE-4 film) iron stearate.
A combination of steel and photodegradable wads in Kent's Velocity Steel Game & Target provide an environmentally friendly and economical alternative for busting feathers or clays.
Weathering of polyethylene (LDPE) and enhanced photodegradable polyethylene in the marine environment.
Incheon started by supplying some 400 lightweight air cargo containers to airlines and ground handlers in 2010, claiming a reduction of 28,000 tonnes in CO2 gas emissions, and has since promoted the adoption of environmentally friendly biodegradable and photodegradable air cargo packaging materials.
Former studies have shown that MCPA and mecoprop are photodegradable substances in groundwater and drinking water.
The material is photodegradable, disintegrating between 44 and 77 hours.