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Waste & pollution

Plastic pollution is a threat to biodiversity, as it can cause direct species mortality through entanglement and ingestion, and degrade ecosystems and habitats.

The Conservation Hierarchy can be used to guide diverse actions across stakeholder groups towards a united goal for reducing and reversing the impact of waste and pollution on nature. For example, this diagram illustrates some cross-cutting actions that could be taken across different stakeholder groups towards the goal of reduce non-recyclable waste production by 50% by 2030: