carbon neutral

ADJ
A carbon neutral lifestyle, company, or activity does not cause an increase in the overall amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

You can make your flights carbon neutral by planting trees to make up for the greenhouse gas emissions.


English dictionary. 2008.

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