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green tape

green tape
 n.— «“Green tape” is a new buzz word in a business community cautious that new environmental regulations might come hand in hand with excessive bureaucratic processes. A study released this week warned that green tape would be one of the major challenges facing Australian small and medium enterprises over the coming decade.» —“Seeing the light” by Anneli Knight MySmallBusiness (Sydney, Australia) Sept. 21, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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