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English definition of “environmental footprint”

environmental footprint

noun [C]     (also ecological footprint) ENVIRONMENT
the effect that a person , company , activity , etc. has on the environment , for example the amount of natural resources that they use and the amount of harmful gases that they produce : Every organization should work towards a zero environmental footprint by conserving , restoring , and replacing the natural resources used in its operations .
(Definition of environmental footprint noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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