non·​bio·​de·​grad·​able | \ ˌnän-ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-di-ˈgrā-də-bəl How to pronounce nonbiodegradable (audio) \

Definition of nonbiodegradable

: not capable of being broken down by the action of living organisms : not biodegradable nonbiodegradable packaging

Examples of nonbiodegradable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2018, Vanuatu decided to ban nonbiodegradable plastic bags, largely based on Dive Against Debris data. Stephanie Vermillion, Outside Online, 3 Nov. 2021 Embalming fluid and nonbiodegradable burial materials can pollute the earth. Lisa Held, Fortune, 16 May 2022 It’s not your nonbiodegradable picnic basket that’s the problem, so don’t waste your effort there. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, 22 Apr. 2022 This is not the first action to remove the nonbiodegradable trash and equipment that have piled up as thousands of people have made the climb over the years. The Editors, Outside Online, 1 Apr. 2015 And yet, not every business is on board, continuing to roll out products made with nonbiodegradable materials destined for landfill or approving unsustainable supply chain practices that hurt more than just the environment. Rolling Stone Culture Council, Rolling Stone, 12 Nov. 2021 In August, Queen Anne’s County became the first county in Maryland to ban the intentional release of nonbiodegradable balloons. USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2020 The most exciting work in this area focuses on nonbiodegradable plastics such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which Coca-Cola uses in its PlantBottle. Wade Roush, Scientific American, 19 Dec. 2019 If the world fully converted to nonbiodegradable bioplastics starting in 2020, the carbon sequestered over the next 30 years could amount to more than 10 gigatons—which would be a good start. Wade Roush, Scientific American, 19 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of nonbiodegradable

1963, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2022

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“Nonbiodegradable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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