Apply now for the PREVENT Leadership Training for Multipliers
We invite PREVENT members to apply for a cutting-edge leaderhip training to better lead themselves, their teams and organisations in the transition to a circular economy.
Save the Date: Circular Solutions Festival
12-14 September 2022
Save the date and join the festival to learn about successful circular economy approaches from our pilot projects and innovation programmes
Joint Statement: Plastic credit voluntary standard setters welcome global plastics agreement
Plastic credits are one part of the solution to tackle the plastic waste crisis – this is the message of the group of voluntary standard setters who are active in the PREVENT Waste Alliance.
Discussion paper on practical experiences with the Basel Convention
The joint working group of the PREVENT Waste Alliance and the StEP Initiative has developed a discussion paper on challenges, good practice and ways to improve transboundary movements of e-waste in low and middle income countries.
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Together for a circular economy

Launched in May 2019 in Germany, the PREVENT Waste Alliance brings together organisations from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions worldwide. It serves as a platform for exchange and international cooperation.


“With the PREVENT Waste Alliance, BMZ has established an effective platform to promote innovative solutions for a functioning circular economy worldwide. Dynamic international cooperation is a basic prerequisite for a transition of this dimension.”

Christina Laun, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Head of Division “Urban Development, Mobility & Circular Economy”.


12. September 2022,

Save the Date: Circular Solutions Festival 12-14 September

30. May 2022, 3. June 2022

IFAT 2022 in Munich

7. April 2022,

Preventing Plastic Pollution | Circular Ideas from PREVENT’s Innovation Programme

Let's connect

We connect stakeholders along value chains and bring together different perspectives. Get involved on our member platform PREVENT HUB here.

Get to know our pilot projects

In a call for solutions, we searched for innovative and sustainable solutions that contribute to a circular economy in low- and middle-income countries.

The 8 selected project teams have started piloting their innovative ideas in 15 countries worldwide.

What we want to achieve

We want to contribute to minimising waste, eliminating pollutants, and reutilising resources in the economy. Therefore, we strive to develop functioning waste management and circular economy approaches in order to reduce waste pollution in low- and middle-income countries.

How we work

How we work

Watch our movie!

All working groups

We come together in working groups, which define their own goals and implement activities together.

Closing plastic cycles

Closing e-waste cycles

Framework conditions

Join if...

  • you are active in the field of waste management and circular economy
  • you are a stakeholder in the plastic or electronics value chains
  • you already have activities and partnerships at international level
  • you want to intensify your cooperation with partners in low- and middle-income countries
  • you want to make value chains suitable for the circular economy
  • you want to improve local waste management.

Join us now

If the requirements apply to you, you are welcome to participate in the PREVENT Waste Alliance.

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