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January 2013

Green technologies and practices: a visual essay

Audrey L. Watson

Three-quarters of business establishments during August 2011 used at least one green technology or practice to make their production processes more environmentally friendly. More than half took steps to reduce or eliminate the creation of waste materials as a result of their operations, and approximately 1 in 5 used technologies or practices to conserve natural resources such as soil, water, or wildlife. Information and educational services were among the industries with the highest incidence of green technologies and practices, with more than 4 in 5 such establishments reporting the use of at least one green technology or practice.

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