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 can find an overview of all sessions and presentations below.


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Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 3.00 - 3.45pm CET

Invest in Guinea's Sustainable Future

Fatimé Diallo

EuroGuinée e.V.

Join our alliance of civil, state and private partners and help bring the first recycling and composting facility to the West African country.

NEW DATE: Meet the ICLEI Circulars: What cities do to nurture circular economy actions and how to scale up PREVENT good practices

Burcu Tuncer

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Circular economy in the blue agenda: PROBLUE and the World Bank Group approach to plastic prevention

Delphine Arri

World Bank (PROBLUE)

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 3.00 - 3.45pm CET

Circular Brain - How collaboration can close e-waste cycles

Marcus William Oliveira

Circular Brain

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

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!