Definition of eco-tax in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈēkōˌtaks/


A tax levied on products, practices, or activities which are considered to be harmful to the environment: the German coalition introduced an eco-tax on petrol to discourage motorists
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  • Hardly any area of family life would be exempt from the new eco-taxes that he wants introduced in an attempt to force people to change their behaviour to reduce their use of energy.
  • Truckers and farmers are calling for a reduction in tax on oil prices and cuts in the "eco-tax" on fuel.
  • She notes that the ecotourism industry in the Balearic Islands fought bitterly against a government proposed tourist eco-tax of less than $1 a day to help offset environmental damage caused by tourist development.

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Syllabification: ec·o-tax

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