I would like to find a noun-adj to describe a product that is produced from a pollutive process, during which a lot of pollutants will be generated. The usage of the product will not generate any pollution.

The government should not import __ products so as to reduce its off-shored pollution.

A. pollution-contained?
B. pollutive
C. pollution-bearing?
D. ...

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"Pollutive by-products" would probably best describe the pollutants created from a product manufacturing process. We could turn this into a phrase that fits the blank such as "pollutive by-product causing products," but it would be a bit wordy and sound unnatural. It may be better to reword the sentence to use an adjective clause like:

The government should not import products that cause pollutive by-products so as to reduce its off-shored pollution.

  • Ah ok, thank you so much for your answer. Actually, yours is similar to what I am currently using, which is "products that are from pollutive industries". If there is no other way around, then I will adopt yours.
    – Elizabeth
    Sep 10, 2021 at 15:35
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    @gotube Not so fast! (When should I accept an answer?) I think it's a little soon to be suggesting that Elizabeth accept an answer.
    – ColleenV
    Sep 10, 2021 at 20:12

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