I have multiple sites that are surrounded by a buffer. I also have a layer which corresponds to areas affected by changes. I am trying to filter out buffers that are not overlapped by the change geometry.

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As you can see, the green buffer is not overlapped by the change layer, but the orange buffer is.

I want the result to be a layer like this: enter image description here

I will be working with possibly hundreds of buffers, so I cannot manually expect each one for overlaps.

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You can use "Select Attributes by location". Put the buffer layer as "Layer to select from" and the Polygon layer as "Additional layer".
Then right-click the buffer layer with selected features and "Save as..." (make sure you check "Save only selected features") the selected buffers in a new layer.

This, of course, is only feasible if all your buffers are in the same layer.

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