(a) “Biodeterioration”, when used in connection with recycling or composting, means the biologically mediated
loss of utilitarian or physical characteristics of a plastic or hybrid material containing
plastic as a major component.
(b) “Biodegradation”, when used in connection with recycling, means the conversion of all constituents
of a plastic or hybrid material containing plastic as a major component to carbon
dioxide, inorganic salts, microbial cellular components and miscellaneous by-products
characteristically formed from the breakdown of natural materials such as corn starch.
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