English is not my first language and I'm trying to translate a text from Swedish to English for my English class.

I'm wondering if it is correct to use "more environmentally friendly ways" in this sentence:

We need to find cheaper and more environmentally friendly ways to produce the fuel.


It looks okay to me. I might write it as "more environmentally-friendly".

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  • No hyphen in environmentally friendly (no hyphen after words ending in "-ly") – JSG Feb 26 at 16:42

I prefer eco-friendly or green. Environmentally-friendly just seems too long.

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  • I prefer those, too. But, you'd agree that environmentally-friendly is perfectly acceptable (and used), right? – David M Mar 9 '14 at 17:55
  • @DavidM - I don't have any problems with it and see it. I see greener used more now. – RyeɃreḁd Mar 9 '14 at 18:30
  • Just wanted to make sure that wasn't lost on the OP. You and I are native speakers, and it's obvious to us. – David M Mar 9 '14 at 18:30
  • Wouldn't those two words be considered slightly informal? – Dog Lover May 18 '15 at 1:03

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