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PREVENT

31. March 2021,

New PREVENT-StEP cross working group on the implementation of the Basel Convention

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9. December 2020,

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

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14. October 2020,

Piloting of treatment solutions and innovative finance models for problematic e-waste fractions

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22. September 2020,

The EPR Toolbox was finalised and published

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4. August 2020,

Pedro Moura Costa was elected as new representative to the steering committee

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11. May 2020,

Study on prevention of plastic waste by multi-actor partnerships published

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Members

9. April 2021,

GrowUp Incubator for green Social Businesses: Improving Waste Management in East Africa by Yunus Environment Hub

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6. April 2021,

ICLEI launches global platform for circular economy in cities and regions

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30. March 2021,

Circularity of post-consumer plastic packaging material in Germany: how far are we?

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22. March 2021,

German start-up everwave on clean-up mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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17. March 2021,

TONTOTON x Zero Plastic Oceans, allied to prevent Ocean Bound Plastic pollution

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26. January 2021,

Waste Flow Diagram – assessment tool for mapping waste flows: now online!

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Newsletter

Newsletter 04/2021 Partnerships for a circular economy Read more

Newsletter 05/2021 Our 2nd anniversary Read more

Events

PREVENT

29. April 2021,

Panel discussion: Introducing EPR schemes for packaging around the world

On Thursday 29 April 2021, the PREVENT Waste Alliance invited its members and interested actors to attend a panel discussion on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). More than 100 participants from around the globe tuned in and followed the discussion eagerly.

24. November 2021,

PREVENT General Assembly 2021

We have set a date for this year’s general assembly! We would like to ask all members to save the date. Details will be communicated in due time by the secretariat.

With PREVENT involvement

10. November 2021, 11. November 2021

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo

Find the programme here.

30. November 2021, 1. December 2021

E-Waste World Conference & Expo

Find more information on the event website.

Roadmap

9. December 2020,

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

Bonn

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

Bonn

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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11. May 2020,

Study on prevention of plastic waste by multi-actor partnerships published

Bonn

Within the working groups “Conserving resources” the Wuppertal Institute, with the support of the members of working groups “Conserving resources” and “Closing loops for packaging”, developed the study “Prevention of plastic waste in production and consumption by multi-actor partnerships”.

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11. May 2020,

One year PREVENT Waste Alliance – we celebrate our birthday!

Bonn

One year ago, the German Development Minister Dr. Gerd Müller launched the PREVENT Waste Alliance. Even though the general assembly cannot take place as originally planned, we do not want to let our one year anniversary pass by unnoticed.

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7. May 2020,

Consolidation workshop on PREVENT’s EPR Toolbox

Eschborn

As final step of the creation of a Toolbox on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging waste, a consolidation workshop was held virtually on 7 May 2020. Around 60 PREVENT members took the chance to discuss and share their expertise on this topic after the materials, as well as the feedback received from partner countries had been presented. Furthermore, the participants identified potential application options for the knowledge tool.

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28. January 2020,

First Meeting of the Steering Committee

Bonn

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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8. November 2019,

Social business meets circular economy!

Berlin

As part of the Global Social Business Summit, we met with stakeholders from the microfinance and social corporate world. Together with the Yunus Environment Hub, we organized this exchange in workshop format, bringing together around 100 participants to the first Social Business Environment Forum.

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18. October 2019, 19. October 2019

The PREVENT Waste Alliance networks at K 2019

Düsseldorf

The K trade fair in Düsseldorf is considered the world’s leading trade fair for plastics and took place from 19 to 23 of October this year. K recorded 225,000 visitors during its eight show days and offered a platform to around 3,300 exhibitors to present their products and services. This year a special focus was given to “Circular Economy – Plastics shape the future”. A good reason for us to be there!

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9. May 2019,

Official launching event

Berlin

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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18. March 2019, 20. March 2019

Online meeting of the working groups

All working groups invited to an online meeting in which the currently planned activities were presented to interested parties and the participants exchanged views on the latest developments and further procedure.

26. November 2018,

Second Dialogue Forum

Berlin

Waste Alliance for Closed Loop Waste Management in Developing and Emerging Countries

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5. June 2018,

First Dialogue Forum

Berlin

“Beat Pollution – closed-loop management instead of environmental pollution”

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