Meet PREVENT at IFAT Munich!
The world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management returns to Munich in 2022. The PREVENT Waste Alliance will be present with an exhibition booth, various sessions in the supporting programme and a Get-together for PREVENT members.
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.
Congratulations to the selected participants of the RRR Accelerator
The RRR Accelerator supports NGOs and private companies that want to start an innovative project to promote the reuse, refurbishment and repair of electrical and electronic equipment in low- and middle-income countries.
Preventing Plastic Pollution - Circular Ideas from PREVENT's Innovation Programme
Join our event on 07 April to learn more about promising approaches to prevent plastic pollution currently being developed in the Innovate & PREVENT contests!
Behaviour Change for a Circular Economy – How it works and why it pays off
Join our concise 60-minute webinar on 29 March to learn about the different levers of behaviour change and why behaviour change programmes pay off both in terms of programmatic and financial results!
Innovate & PREVENT: Be part of our SUP Challenge and develop solutions to prevent plastic waste
We are excited to launch the Single-use Plastics (SUP) Challenge together with The Incubation Network! Calling all Entrepreneur Support Organisations (ESOs) based in Southeast Asia, we aim to support and scale initiatives tackling single-use plastics in the Food & Beverage sector. Apply by 01 March 2022!
Innovate & PREVENT: Contest on behaviour-centred design enters next phase
The PREVENT Waste Alliance congratulates the ten finalists!
Innovate & PREVENT: Apply to our Re-use, Repair and Refurbishment Accelerator to Prevent E-Waste
Apply to the RRR Accelerator to get access to funding between €10,000 and €20,000 as well as tailored non-financial support! Application deadline is February 21, 2022!
Innovate & PREVENT: Join our new programme on innovative behavioural solutions
Are you interested in behaviour-centred design strategies? Join our innovation programme to get the opportunity to learn new skills, receive coaching as well as funding to develop and launch your behavioural solutions!
A journey through different worlds - review of the PREVENT General Assembly 2021
We look back on a wonderful general assembly last week! Together with many PREVENT members, we embarked on a digital journey, visited different thematic worlds and travelled back in time and into the future of PREVENT.
PREVENT at Plastic Free World Conference
Read a summary of our panel debate on the risks and opportunities of Plastic Credits at the Plastic Free World Conference.
Lectures about Waste Management and Circular Economy for EVERYONE
The German-Mena University Network has started its second lecture series. Students from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco are participating to interdisciplinary lectures about waste management and circular economy and YOU are also invited to attend.
Discussion paper on Plastic Credits and EPR published
The newly published PREVENT discussion paper outlines necessary quality requirements and standards to ensure that plastic credit schemes lead to more circularity and do not undermine incentives for EPR and waste prevention.
Spot, Recycle, Report - pilot project launches app
In our pilot project in Serbia and Bosnia, PREVENT members Help, Rodiek-Nehlsen Group and “the fortunate planet” launched the “TFP – The Fortunate Planet” app in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia to improve waste management and increase the recycling rate of the waste.
Plastic Free World Conference and Expo
Meet us at the Plastic Free World Conference & Expo in Cologne (Germany) on 10-11 November 2021 at our booth, during two panel discussions and an in-person get together for our members.
Join our online trainings on battery recycling and e-waste plastics
The PREVENT Waste Alliance invites e-waste recyclers and interested stakeholders in low and middle income countries to join the online trainings on managing batteries and plastics from waste electronics.
IFC Global Manufacturing Conference
The third IFC Global Manufacturing Conference will address critical questions regarding Circular Economy and provide a dynamic forum for exploring the future of manufacturing. PREVENT is an official sponsor of the conference.
Guidelines on best practices for credit systems now available
New guidelines on best practices for credit systems related to the circular economy have now been published as part of the PREVENT pilot project on Plastic Credits.
ValuCred report on plastic credits published!
The pilot project team working on plastic credits has reached a milestone and publishes a discussion paper on plastic credits.
WCEF Side Event on financing the circular economy
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and PREVENT Waste Alliance hosted a WCEF 2021 side event on Tuesday, 21 September 2021. More than 160 people followed the online debate on EPR+.
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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”.


30. May 2022, 3. June 2022

IFAT 2022 in Munich

7. April 2022,

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

29. March 2022,

Behaviour Change for a Circular Economy – How it works and why it pays off

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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