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Environmentally friendly

It literally means ‘environmentally friendly’.  It described products, methods, policies and lifestyle choices which are in sync with nature, reducing waste and energy.  Synonyms include ‘environmentally friendly’  and ‘green’.

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Environmentally_friendly (Wikipedia)

Environment friendly processes, or environmental-friendly processes (also referred to as eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green), are sustainability and marketing terms referring to goods and services, laws, guidelines and policies that claim reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment.

A sewage treatment plant that uses solar energy, located at Santuari de Lluc monastery in Spain.
Environmentally Friendly speed warning powered by solar and wind power.

Companies use these ambiguous terms to promote goods and services, sometimes with additional, more specific certifications, such as ecolabels. Their overuse can be referred to as greenwashing. To ensure the successful meeting of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) companies are advised to employ environmental friendly processes in their production. Specifically, Sustainable Development Goal 12 measures 11 targets and 13 indicators "to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns".

The International Organization for Standardization has developed ISO 14020 and ISO 14024 to establish principles and procedures for environmental labels and declarations that certifiers and eco-labellers should follow. In particular, these standards relate to the avoidance of financial conflicts of interest, the use of sound scientific methods and accepted test procedures, and openness and transparency in the setting of standards.

eco-friendly (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • ecofriendly

Etymology

eco- +‎ friendly

Adjective

eco-friendly (comparative more eco-friendly, superlative most eco-friendly)

  1. Ecologically friendly; not damaging to the natural environment.

Synonyms

  • environmentally friendly
  • green

Antonyms

  • eco-unfriendly

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