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.
DBFZ and RETech elaborate a guideline for organic waste tratement in Ethiopia and East Africa
DBFZ (German Biomass Research Center) contracted RETech (German RETech Partnership) to support the project "WasteGui – Guideline of urban and rural organic waste in the African countries using the example of Ethiopia", which is funded by the PREVENT Waste Alliance.
Milestone for waste management platform
A major milestone has been reached with the registration of the 100th waste management project to the Circular Action Hub (CAH), an innovative platform launched 12 months ago and supported in the PREVENT pilot project on Plastic Credits.
Video Series: EPR Explained! published
The PREVENT Waste Alliance Toolbox Know-how to enable Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging has now been complemented with the video series: EPR Explained!
Self-empowerment through capacity building
As one of the PREVENT pilot projects, the German-MENA university network for waste management and circular economy started its education program, which addresses local universities in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco.
How to raise awareness on the e-waste challenge
The first sparring session within PREVENT’s “E-nnovating” pilot project took place on the 16th of June with the collaboration of the PREVENT members DIE, UBA and University of Kassel.
Two years for a circular economy!
We celebrate our anniversary. The PREVENT Waste Alliance is now two years old. We look forward to celebrating our anniversary with you! For further information, please visit our communication channels and the PREVENT HUB.
Panel discussion on EPR
On Thursday 29 April 2021, our panel discussion on introducing EPR schemes for packaging around the world took place. More than 100 participants had tuned in and followed the discussion eagerly.
New cross-working group
PREVENT and StEP have initiated a cross-alliance working group on the implementation of the Basel Convention. The aim is to improve local implementation and facilitate transport to qualified recycling facilities abroad.
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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 “Environmental policy, urban development, mobility, circular economy, marine conservation”.


21. September 2021,

E-nnovating Workshop Series: Building an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Scheme for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Quito

21. September 2021,

EPR+: Mandatory and voluntary mechanisms for financing the circular economy for plastics and packaging

10. November 2021, 11. November 2021

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo

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

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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

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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