Some harmful substances may be physically removed from the environment (e.g. scarce metals). Others may not be easily removed, but their disruptive effects may be neutralized (e.g. using a benign chemical to disperse spilled oil and render it harmless).
Harmful emissions are removed from the environment or neutralized when:
- Substances which degrade air quality, water quality, or soil health are removed or neutralized; or
- Substances which can otherwise disrupt the health of people, organisms and ecosystems are removed or neutralized.
This Positive Pursuit encompasses any action which achieves such an outcome.