carborexia
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(pronounced kar-boh-REK-see-uh)

As you might imagine, this term is a combination of the words carbon and anorexia. It was coined for the purpose of describing some people’s extreme views and actions related to environmental / green / sustainable issues. Just as those with anorexia nervosa can be fanatical in their need to exercise or deprive themselves of food, those with carborexia can be obsessive in their effort to reduce their personal carbon footprint or the amount of waste they generate.

See also: carbon footprint