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Biodiversity, the rich tapestry of life on Earth, is of paramount importance for the health and well-being of our planet. However, it is disheartening to witness the significant decline in biodiversity as a result of various human activities such as consumption habits, mineral extraction, climate change, pollution, changes to land and sea use, and invasive species.

Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the ESA and its members have already taken significant steps to contribute to the protection of biodiversity. Through the pursuit of a more circular economy, this sector actively works to limit the extraction of raw materials, thereby reducing the strain on ecosystems. Furthermore, by safely managing waste it mitigates the harmful impact on the environment.

Nevertheless, the resources and waste management sector acknowledges that more can and should be done to protect, restore, and enhance biodiversity. It recognizes its responsibility to go beyond its current efforts and make a lasting positive impact on ecosystems.

The sector is committed to exploring innovative solutions and collaborating with stakeholders to minimize its ecological footprint and maximize its contribution to biodiversity conservation. This includes adopting sustainable practices, investing in research and development, and supporting initiatives aimed at restoring and enhancing natural habitats.

By embracing the challenge to protect biodiversity, the resources and waste management sector strives to become a proactive force in ensuring the well-being of our planet.