Alternative technology

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Alternative technology is a term used to refer to technologies that are more environmentally friendly than the functionally equivalent technologies dominant in current practice.

Some "alternative technologies" have in the past or may in the future become widely adopted, after which they might no longer be considered "alternative." For example the use of wind turbines to produce electricity (Source: Wikipedia). The term covers many of those technologies that have their own entries in this knowledge base, for generating power, disposing of waste, providing water, composting and recycling.