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environmentally friendly

Also called "eco-friendly," it refers to any product or service that is not harmful to the atmosphere or surroundings. It also implies that the same precautions were taken in the manufacturing of the product. See green and EPEAT.
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environmentally friendly

Said of a process or product that is not destructive to the environment.
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Some states, localities, and federal agencies have encouraged green construction by implementing policies that call for their own buildings to meet certain environmentally friendly standards.
Due to the variety of products and materials available in a spectrum of price points, every client has the opportunity to achieve the right mix of environmentally friendly products and techniques to meet their goals in the design of their office space.
But the contention is that because there is no major outlet for recycled gypsum, and because of the odor problems federal and state regulatory agencies say gypsum causes in landfills, it could be argued that gypsum wallboard is not an environmentally friendly product.
Sectors in the basket include charity shop purchases worth pounds 1.8bn, charity subscriptions worth pounds 1.3bn, environmentally friendly personal items such as cosmetics and toiletries worth pounds 400m and organic food worth pounds 0.8bn.
The General Claims page, accessible through the Label Category pull-down menu, currently lists 43 nonspecific claims that might show up on labels, including dolphin safe, earth smart, environmentally friendly, and recycled.
Public awareness and education on the potential of our wood as an environmentally friendly and durable construction material, as well as a practical and cost-effective one, is fundamental to our goal of achieving wood use in all types of construction.
Ten percent of that ($10 million) has been earmarked for research on environmentally friendly technology.
FOUR out of 10 Britons are prepared to pay extra for environmentally friendly products, a survey has shown.
Rohm & Haas in Jarrow has developed a disposal method which is both environmentally friendly and cost efficient.
Since 2000, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has offered Green Building Tax Credit, the nation's first tax incentive program for the design, construction or rehabilitation of environmentally friendly buildings.

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