Definition of ozone-friendly in US English:



  • (of manufactured products) not containing chemicals that are destructive to the ozone layer.

    attributive ‘ozone-friendly aerosols’
    predicative ‘some fridges are claiming to be ozone-friendly’
    • ‘The new product, HFC - 134a, is regarded as the best ozone-friendly replacement for CFC - 12, which is used in refrigerators, air conditioners, as aerosol propellants and in producing foam plastics.’
    • ‘HFCs were originally introduced as an ozone-friendly alternative to CFCs; however, they are now recognized as a powerful greenhouse gas, with as much as 4,000 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.’
    • ‘One of the largest suppliers of hydrofluorocarbons to industry, the company executives presented strategies for maintaining safety, using different channels and coming up with new combinations for ozone-friendly molecules.’
    • ‘At first she was disappointed that I was making so much drama over a haircut, but after an hour or so she softened up and went to Wal-Mart, returning with a bag full of ozone-friendly hair products.’
    • ‘Although it's possible to retrofit much of this equipment to be serviced with ozone-friendly alternatives, costs can run anywhere from a few hundred to thousands of dollars.’
    environmentally friendly, ecologically sound, environmentally sound, non-polluting, energy-efficient, energy-saving, fuel-efficient, fuel-saving, low-carbon
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/ˈoʊzoʊn ˈˌfrɛndli//ˈōzōn ˈˌfrendlē/