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environs v the environment

Don't say that: 

great for environs

Do say this: 

great for the environment

Why?: 

We found this: "If you can ensure sustainable packing materials and disposal mechanism, that be great for environs."

"environs" means "surroundings" or "the surrounding area." It's a term widely used in relation to law.

For example "the planting of trees will improve the amenity of the lake and its environs."

It is true that it would also make sense if it said ""the planting of trees will improve the amenity of the lake and its environment" because the word "environment" has multiple uses. In this case, it is the widest use: that equivalent to "the general area."

But the two words are not interchangeable when we are talking about the narrower interpretation of "the environment" i.e. in relation to conservation, etc.

So: environs relates only to a geographical area which is not accurately defined but which is near to a defined feature.

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