Definition of oxo-biodegradable in English:

oxo-biodegradable

Pronunciation /ˌäksōˌbīōdəˈɡrādəb(ə)l/ /ˌɑksoʊˌbaɪoʊdəˈɡreɪdəb(ə)l/

adjective

  • (of plastic) breaking down in the presence of oxygen into tiny pieces that may then slowly biodegrade. Oxo-biodegradable plastics generally degrade more slowly than compostable materials, but disintegrate too fast to be recyclable.

Origin

Early 21st century from oxygen and biodegradable.