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Environmental Services

Definition - What does Environmental Services mean?

Environments services refers to the qualitative functions of natural assets of land, water and air. The three basic types of environmental services are disposal services, which reflect the functions of the natural environment as an absorptive sink for residuals, productive services, which reflect economic functions, and consumer or consumptive services, which provide for the physiological and recreational needs of humans.

Safeopedia explains Environmental Services

Environmental services include the provision of raw materials and energy used to produce goods and services, as well as the removal of waste from human activities, and their role in life support and landscape maintenance. The environmental services concepts captures the broad idea that the natural environment incorporates many uses or benefits that can be termed as services.

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