Definition of eco-tax in English:


Syllabification: ec·o-tax
Pronunciation: /ˈekōˌtaks, 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.
  • The German ecotax has led to lower consumption of gasoline since it was introduced a few years ago.
  • The tax would be appended to hotel bills, adding £5.50 to the cost of two nights' accommodation for a family of four, but comparisons are already being made with the infamous Balearic ecotax.

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