About us

Initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the PREVENT Waste Alliance was launched in May 2019. It serves as a platform for exchange and international cooperation. Organisations from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions jointly engage for a circular economy.

Our Mission

The PREVENT Waste Alliance wants to contribute to minimising waste, eliminating pollutants and maximising the reuse of resources in the economy worldwide.

We work together for waste prevention, collection, and recycling as well as the increased uptake of secondary resources in low- and middle-income countries. We focus on waste from plastic packaging and single use products as well as waste electrical and electronic equipment. Here you can find an overview of many of the current projects being implemented by our members:

Projects of our members

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Structure and Organisation

The PREVENT Waste Alliance is a multi-stakeholder partnership that brings together different actors from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions.

Structure and Organisation

Strategic decisions and the public representation of this alliance are made by a steering committee.
All organisations involved in the PREVENT Waste Alliance are part of the plenary, which meets annually.

The PREVENT members are involved in thematic working groups.
The secretariat organises and supports committees and working groups and is responsible for the communication and public representation.

Renowned experts and stakeholders, in particular international initiatives and organisations, provide advice within the framework of an advisory board.

Further details on structure and organisation.

Download governance structure (PDF).

Secretariat and Contact

PREVENT Waste Alliance
c/o Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36
53113 Bonn