Digital Exchange and Matchmaking

We want to exchange know-how and technologies to serve as incubator for dynamic solutions! In order to foster this exchange, we are offering several digital exchange formats and a matchmaking series. The inputs and discussions will help in connecting members and can serve as a first step for the joint elaboration of ideas for pilot projects. You find an overview of all sessions and presentations below.

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 3.00 - 3.45pm CET

StEP – An initiative to bring stakeholders around one table

Elisabeth Smith

StEP Initiative

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 3.00 - 3.45pm CET

Clean Waste Trade

H.E. Arif Havas Oegroseno, Ernesto Simanungkalit

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

Moving towards a circular economy through evidence-based solid waste and resource management

Nele Kapp

UN Habitat

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 3.00 - 3.45pm CET

Building a resilient, inclusive and circular world by working together

Emre Tepe, Deogratias Urayeneza, Jean Olemou

GreenDev Inc.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 10.00 - 10.45am CET

E-learning in waste management: teach4waste

Andrea Pfeiffer, Cora Buchenberger, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Fricke

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 3.00 - 3.45pm CET

Digitalisation for circular plastics economy

Andreas Bastian


Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 10.00 - 10.45am CET

Recycling marine litter in rural Indonesia

M. Schmiel


Compensation business models as a means to finance waste management

J. de Kluijver

Closing the Loop

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 10.00 - 11.00am CET

Waste management in African countries

F. Alexandru (ADEMED) & M. Lehnart + S. Schaller (DBFZ)


  • Pilot circular economy concept in African countries´ waste management – ADEMED (F. Alexandru)
  • Guideline of urban and rural organic waste in the African countries using the example of Ethiopia – DBFZ (M. Lehnart & S. Schaller)

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 3.00 - 3.45pm CET

Cigarette butt pollution - Colombian context

V. Vidyaranya

Ambire environmental engineering solutions

Mexico, utilization of organic maritime waste for local economic growth

S. Kohlmann


Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 2.00 - 3.00pm CET

E-waste exchange - round 3

A. Clews (Hinckley Recycling) & A. Rehn (TCO Development)


  • TCO Certified Edge, E waste compensated – TCO Development (A. Rehn)
  • E-waste Recycling in Nigeria – Hinckley Recycling (A. Clews)

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 3.00 - 4.00pm CET

Call for Solutions FAQ session for For-Profit Organisations

PREVENT Secretariat

PREVENT Waste Alliance

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 10.00 - 11.00am CET

Call for Solutions FAQ session for Non-Profit Organisations

PREVENT Secretariat

PREVENT Waste Alliance

World Oceans Day: The Source-to-Sea Framework for Marine Litter Prevention: Preventing Plastic Leakage from River Basins

R. Mathews

SIWI - Stockholm International Water Institute

Tuesday, 09 June 2020, 11.00 - 12.00am CET

E-waste group exchange - round 2

C. Waldeck (Shiftphone) & C. Roy & P. Manzoni (TATES) & S. Schröder (Reclite)


  • 11:00-11:20: Modular Smartphones and approaches to sustainable materials sourcing – SHIFT (C. Waldeck)
  • 11:20-11:40: Approach to circularity for solar lanterns and pilots – Total Access to Energy Solutions (C. Roy & P. Manzoni)
  • 11:40-12:00: Turning hazardous lamp waste into a valuable resource – Reclite S. A (S. Schröder)

Tuesday, 09 June 2020, 10.00 - 12.00am CET

Working Group 1 and 2: Planning Pilot Projects

Wednesday, 03 June 2020, 10.00 - 11.00pm CET

Waste management education

Prof. B. Berninger (OTH Amberg-Weiden) & Dr. A. Nassour (University of Rostock)


  • German-Argentinian Cooperation in the education of environmental engineers- Prof. B. Berninger (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden)
  • Importance of university education for forming of waste management and circular economy in the MENA-Region – Dr. A. Nassour (University of Rostock)

The Circular Action Hub and market mechanisms for the circular economy

P. Moura Costa


Thursday, 28 May 2020, 10.00 - 11.00am CET

Digital solutions for closing the loop

C. Pautrat & N. Martins (Landbell Group) and C. Schiller (cirplus)

  • Digital solutions for closing the loop – C. Pautrat & N. Martins, Landbell Group
  • Closing the loop for plastics through digitization – the global marketplace for circular plastics – C. Schiller, cirplus

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 3.00 - 3.45pm CET

EcoPontes - The modular network for increasing circularity

L. Jäger

Rodiek & Co. GmbH

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 10.00 - 11.00am CET

First information and FAQ session regarding Call for Solutions

PREVENT Secretariat

PREVENT Waste Alliance

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 3.00 - 3.45pm CET

TESTscore – the recyclability test for plastic packaging

A. Henderson


Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 1.30 - 3.00pm CET

E-waste exchange call

Various speakers

  • 13:30 – 13:40: Introduction, updates and points on upcoming calls – Secretariat
  • 13:40 – 14:00: United Nations Univesity Project Approaches – O. Deubzer, UNU
  • 14:00 – 14:20: Black Forest Solutions Project Approaches – M. Waseem, BlackForest Solutions
  • 14:20 – 14:40: Refurbishment as a means to fostering crisis-resilient EEE value chains? – M. Hemkhaus, adelphi
  • 14:40 – 15:00: Further discussion, inputs and next steps

Transforming plastic waste into a currency through blockchain technology

P. Nitschke

Plastic Bank

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 3.00 - 3.45pm CET

Using behavioural sciences to promote waste separation

A. Pegels

German Development Institute (DIE)

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 10.00 - 11.30am CET

Cross-working group meeting

Working group leads & PREVENT Secretariat

PREVENT Waste Alliance

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 10.00 - 11.00am CET

Presentation of PREVENT study on prevention of plastic waste

Dr. H. Wilts

Wuppertal Institute

More sessions are being planned, visit this website for updates!