Topic: Pollution
PP09

Harmful emissions are removed from the environment

Some harmful substances – such as scarce metals – may be physically removed from the environment. Others may not be easily removed, but their disruptive effects may be neutralized. Here we consider actions which contribute to this.

About this Positive Pursuit

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.

Why it’s needed

SDGs this will contribute to