n. Technology designed to alleviate environmental problems and reduce the use of natural resources.
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A new buzzword among analysts is 'eco-tech,' or ecological technology, a line of business that they expect to draw sharply higher investment in the next few years.
—Conrad De Aenlle, “'Green' Energy Gets Lift Amid Political Insecurity,” The International Herald Tribune, October 30, 2001
1990 (earliest)
Pierce said the goal of 'eco-tech' is to encourage existing businesses, especially high-tech and defense firms, to retool to develop products and services that are 'environmentally responsible.'
—Bruce Mohl, “Pierce addresses environmental issues,” The Boston Globe, August 15, 1990
The regional grouping's less developed member economies, supported by this year's host-country the Philippines, have been emphasising the importance of economic and technical co-operation, or 'ecotech' in Apec jargon, over the past two days.
—Nirmal Ghosh, “Emphasise economic, technical ties, Apec urged,” The Straits Times, May 25, 1996