Meaning of “the polluter pays principle” in the English Dictionary

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"the polluter pays principle" in British English

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the polluter pays principle

the idea that the person or organization that causes pollution should pay to put right the damage that it causes

(Definition of “the polluter pays principle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the Polluter Pays Principle" in Business English

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the Polluter Pays Principlenoun [ S ]

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the idea that the person or organization that causes pollution should pay for the damage it causes:

One of the core principles of sustainable development is the Polluter Pays Principle.

(Definition of “the Polluter Pays Principle” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)