eco-friend·​ly ˌē-kō-ˈfren(d)-lē How to pronounce eco-friendly (audio)
: not environmentally harmful
eco-friendly construction options

Examples of eco-friendly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The calendar itself has a gorgeous blue and silver winter wonderland design, and the little cotton tea bags are both chic and eco-friendly. Carina Finn, Bon Appétit, 13 Nov. 2023 An eco-friendly resort since its debut in 1964, Little Dix Bay exemplifies the principles of Rosewood Sustains by investing in the surrounding landscape in order to protect and maintain it for future generations. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 12 Nov. 2023 In Your Life Add a unique and eco-friendly touch to your gift list with this Candle that is made from a recycled wine bottle and filled with high-quality soy wax. Theresa Johnson, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 The first episode kicks off with the couple’s latest plan, which is to flip houses and convert them into eco-friendly homes for the struggling residents of Española, New Mexico, all for their new reality show being overseen by an ingratiating producer (Safdie) with demons of his own. Anna Tingley, Variety, 10 Nov. 2023 Keen sources this from tanneries certified by the Leather Working Group, a non-profit organization that monitors eco-friendly practices. Bob Beacham, Field & Stream, 1 Nov. 2023 Trailblazers and Natural State Treehouses announced the eco-friendly endeavor via the release. Mike Jones, Arkansas Online, 31 Oct. 2023 Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate that this lightweight duffel is ready to take on any adventure thanks to its extremely water-resistant construction — plus, it’s made from eco-friendly recycled materials. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 31 Oct. 2023 In Salem, some residents imagine eco-friendly substitutes for the wee plastic containers. Jenna Russell Kieran Kesner, New York Times, 29 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1989, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eco-friendly was in 1989

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“Eco-friendly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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