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: 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.
Philips monitors joins forces with PREVENT pilot project on e-waste compensation
MMD, the leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips monitors, announced their collaboration with Closing the Loop and TCO Development in the PREVENT pilot project in Nigeria to sustainably reduce monitor waste.
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+.
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”.


24. November 2021,

PREVENT General Assembly 2021

30. November 2021, 1. December 2021

E-Waste World Conference / Expo & Working Group Workshop

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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