In a new survey, it was found that seven per cent of Americans come into the category of "dark green" — hard core recyclers and carbon footprint worriers.
However, scientists claim that there is a thin line between these behavioural traits qualifying for eco-leadership or bordering on the obsessive-compulsive.
—"Dark-green 'carborexics' — the latest generation of extreme green addicts," Asia News International, October 21, 2008
If so, don't worry! You are probably suffering from "carborexia', Or "energy anorexia'. —Bryony Gordon, "Obsessed with saving the planet? There are worse fates," The Daily Telegraph, October 23, 2008
He runs his car, a 1983 Mercedes SD Turbo, on waste oil from a Los Angeles restaurant. When he gives a gift, it is usually an organic cookbook, a copy of Al Gore's book 'An Inconvenient Truth' or reusable bamboo flatware.
—Joanne Kaufman, "Completely Unplugged, Fully Green (registration required)," The New York Times, October 19, 2008
Of course darling. What kind of model would I be without one? Except mine is called carborexia. Just can't get enough of those damn pizzas and hamburgers.
—Tim Yap, "Unlocking Griffin's door," Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 22, 2005