Digitalisation for a Circular Economy
The summary notes of a practitioners’ exchange and a mapping of digital solutions within the PREVENT Waste Alliance have been published!
Get to know the new PREVENT Waste Alliance Steering Committee!
The Steering Committee decides on the strategic direction of PREVENT, approves proposals for projects and activities and supervises the secretariat, among other things. Learn more about the recently elected members of the PREVENT Steering Committee!
Recordings of the Circular Solutions Festival
From digitalised value chains, e-waste recycling, circular design and plastic credits to education for the circular economy - the recordings of various online sessions of the Circular Solutions Festival are now available on YouTube
Towards a universally accepted framework for corporate plastic waste disclosure
Our new discussion paper summarizes the existing frameworks for corporate plastic waste disclosures and provides recommendations for their improvement.
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”.


31. May 2023,

WCEF 2023 session: Reverse supply chains in the electronics sector

7. May 2023,

Basel Convention COP Side Event: Environmentally Sound Management for E-waste, Circular Economy and Trade

9. March 2023,

Behaviour change for a circular economy – How to support reuse, repair and refurbishment schemes

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. We strive to reduce waste pollution in low- and middle-income countries through developing functioning waste management and circular economy approaches.

How we work

How we work

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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

Closing organic waste cycles

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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