low-impact

low-impact UK US adjective [before noun]
not having a large effect or influence: »

Residents were happy to have relatively low-impact small stores nearby, but did not want a larger shopping development.

Compare HIGH-IMPACT(Cf. ↑high-impact)
ENVIRONMENT having as little bad effect as possible on the environment: »

We need more housing, but we advocate low-impact development and energy-efficient designs.

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Interest is growing in sustainable, low-impact materials.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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