non·​plas·​tic | \ ˌnän-ˈpla-stik How to pronounce nonplastic (audio) \

Definition of nonplastic

: not plastic: such as
a : not capable of being deformed continuously and permanently in any direction without rupture a nonplastic silty soil adding nonplastic materials to sculpting clay
b : not made or consisting of a plastic nonplastic bottles

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Other Words from nonplastic

nonplastic noun, plural nonplastics

Examples of nonplastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To prepare the formula, do so in a nonplastic container with at least 70 degree C water. Matt Simon, Wired, "Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day," 19 Oct. 2020 As we order groceries and other goods for home delivery like never before, considering the need to buy products packaged in nonplastic, recyclable or reusable shipping materials is one way to honor Earth Day. Bonnie Mccarthy, Los Angeles Times, "Want way less plastic packaging in your deliveries? Order from these brands," 22 Apr. 2020 Two are in start-ups developing nonplastic containers: Cove, which makes a biodegradable water bottle, and Notpla, which helped produce a ballyhooed dissolvable Scotch whisky pod. New York Times, "James Murdoch Plans Big Bets on Sustainable Businesses," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of nonplastic

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonplastic was in 1833

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“Nonplastic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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