Definition of 'sustainable'
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These factors raise questions about how sustainable the price rises are. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What we need now is a recovery that is sustainable. The Sun (2010)Why can we not live what we preach and use a sustainable source? The Sun (2014)The drive for more efficient and more sustainable farming methods also boosted a switch to miniature cattle. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet this is only a delay in the advance of sustainable energy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Many people question whether such a system is sustainable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet they have not assured sustainable growth. After Thatcher (1989)But is this economic miracle actually sustainable? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The nature of our membership is intrinsically linked to our chances of making our recovery sustainable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Strong commitment to sourcing fish from sustainable sources. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Social enterprise can also serve as an efficient and sustainable way to deliver public services. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The business park will focus on sustainable energy companies. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To have both requires strong and sustainable economic growth. After Thatcher (1989)All the usual economic data suggests that a genuinely sustainable economic recovery is some way off. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It should also continue structural reforms to support sustainable recovery. Times, Sunday Times (2012)All timber used in this performance was taken from sustainable sources. The Sun (2015)She is also impressed by its work on sustainable energy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That is only going to change if we get sustainable growth. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is also an important point about a sustainable economic future for this country in the pattern of employment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The food system must become sustainable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Good planning is essential for ensuring sustainable economic prosperity at the same time as it encourages urban renewal and protects the countryside. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is about ethics, it is about public health and it is about sustainable agriculture. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But it's also about being sustainable as well as affordable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We must make sure the system is more sustainable for the British families it was set up to serve. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The company works with other local businesses on environmental and sustainable initiatives such as collaborative recycling collection schemes which save on resources for transport and collection. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'sustainable'
British English: sustainable ADJECTIVE
You use sustainable to describe the use of natural resources when this use is kept at a steady level that is not likely to damage the environment.
...the management, conservation and sustainable development of forests.
Definition of sustainable from the Collins English Dictionary
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