News and Events



3. April 2023,

Digitalisation for a Circular Economy – Summary notes & mapping of digital tools

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28. February 2023,

Steering Committee Elections 2023

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16. February 2023,

Report: Achieving more circularity through improved packaging design

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13. February 2023,

Wastiepedia – Online course on circular economy and waste management

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6. February 2023, 10. February 2023

Leadership Training for Multipliers

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30. November 2022,

Insights from The Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Challenge

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4. November 2022,

Report: Trade processes for waste and recyclables – a capacity needs assessment

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30. August 2022,

“Giga-Impact”-Round in the International Circular Economy Funding Program

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10. August 2022,

Report on experiences with EU Single-Use Plastics Directive published

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9. August 2022,

POLYPROBLEM stakeholder dialogue on scenarios for solving an environmental crisis

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9. August 2022,

The GrowUp Incubator: Circular Impact for Tourism & Mobility

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1. June 2022, 6. July 2022

Wasteless Wednesdays Webinars on Marine Litter Reduction

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Newsletter 03/2023 New Steering Committee elected Read more

Newsletter 12/2022 Recap & Insights: Circular Solutions Festival & SUP Challenge Read more

Newsletter 08/2022 Join our Circular Solutions Festival Read more

Newsletter 05/2022 3 years PREVENT Waste Alliance Read more

Newsletter 01/2022 Apply for our innovation programme "Innovate & PREVENT" Read more

Special newsletter 12/2021 Best wishes for 2022 - our year in numbers Read more

Newsletter 09/2021 Project updates and upcoming meetings Read more

Special newsletter 07/2021 Video series "EPR Explained!" published Read more

Newsletter 07/2021 For clean oceans and regions Read more

Newsletter 05/2021 Our 2nd anniversary Read more

Newsletter 04/2021 Partnerships for a circular economy Read more



9. March 2023,

Behaviour change for a circular economy – How to support reuse, repair and refurbishment schemes

Reuse, repair, refurbish – we all know that using products for longer is an essential part of the circular economy.

6. February 2023, 10. February 2023

Leadership Training for Multipliers

We started 2023 with an exciting leadership training for multipliers!

We are truly honoured to have worked with an amazing group of 15 circular economy changemakers from Argentina, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Nepal, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Georgia, Greece, UK, Austria and Germany.

The training took place at Circular Valley in Wuppertal, Germany.

8. December 2022,

WCEF2022 Accelerator Session: Practical Implementation of the Basel PIC Procedure for Exporters from Developing Countries

On the 8th of December 2022, the StEP Initiative, Closing the Loop and the PREVENT Waste Alliance co-organized the session “Basel PIC Procedure for Exporters from Developing Countries”.

This event was an Accelerator Session at the World Circular Economy Forum 2022 (


11. September 2023, 15. September 2023

Apply now for the second cohort of the PREVENT Waste Alliance Leadership Training for Multipliers

Change-makers who are driving the transition to a circular economy are working in a highly disruptive environment. We know that business as usual will not lead to a sustainable future, that we need unprecedented, systemic solutions that support a social and environmental transformation.

In this context, many leaders are asking themselves how they can lead themselves, their teams and their organisations, and how they can drive social change.

With PREVENT involvement

31. May 2023,

WCEF 2023 session: Reverse supply chains in the electronics sector

We cordially invite you to join us at the World Circular Economy Forum 2023!

7. May 2023,

Basel Convention COP Side Event: Environmentally Sound Management for E-waste, Circular Economy and Trade

We cordially invite you to participate in our Basel Convention COP side event “Environmentally Sound Management for E-waste, Circular Economy and Trade”.

The side event is organised by the PREVENT Waste Alliance and GIZ and co-organised by our partner organisations StEP – Solving the E-waste Problem Initiative, World Economic Forum and Circular Electronics Partnership.


9. December 2020,

PREVENT Waste Alliance ends 2020 with first general assembly and officially launches 8 pilot projects


The PREVENT Waste Alliance came together virtually for its first general assembly. In addition to a thank you video message from the German Development Minister Gerd Müller (BMZ), the focus was on the communication of the pilot projects, which will now be implemented until June 2022.

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22. September 2020,

The EPR Toolbox was finalised and published


The toolbox on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging has been finalised and we are pleased to announce that the material of the toolbox is now available for download. The EPR Toolbox contains various training materials which, among other things, explain how an EPR system can be established, what possible financing mechanisms exist and how the informal sector can be involved in a sustainable waste management as well.

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28. January 2020,

First Meeting of the Steering Committee


The members of the PREVENT steering committee met for the first time on 28 January. In an open exchange, the actors got to know each other and discussed the structure, design and strategic orientation of PREVENT. They are now optimistic about the joint plans for 2020.

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9. May 2019,

Official launching event


Minister Müller of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has officially launched the PREVENT Waste Alliance together with the Indonesian Ambassador and over 30 organizations in Berlin on 9 May 2019. The Alliance is part of the Action Program on Circular Economy of the German Development Cooperation.

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