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English definition of “carbon-neutral”


adjective uk   /ˌkɑː.bənˈnjuː.trəl/ us    /ˌkɑːr.bənˈnuː.trəl/
If a person, organization, event, etc. is carbon-neutral, it does things such as planting trees to reduce carbon dioxide by the same amount as it produces it.Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
(Definition of carbon-neutral from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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