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the polluter pays principle

the ​idea that the ​person or ​organization that ​causespollution 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)

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the Polluter Pays Principlenoun [S]

uk   us  
the ​idea that the ​person or ​organization that causes ​pollution should ​pay for the ​damage it causes: One of the ​coreprinciples of ​sustainabledevelopment is the Polluter Pays Principle.
(Definition of the Polluter Pays Principle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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