News and Events



30. November 2022,

Insights from The Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Challenge

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11. October 2022,

Stakeholder dialogue and Technical Exchange on Circular Solutions for Indonesia

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31. August 2022,

Introducing 76 startups running pilot projects from The SUP Challenge

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23. August 2022,

Status-Quo-report on organic waste treatment in East Africa published

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9. August 2022,

EPR for packaging in Argentina

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12. July 2022,

New discussion paper on corporate plastic waste disclosures: towards a universally accepted framework

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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 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



8. December 2022,

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

Join us for a session on the “Basel PIC Procedure for Exporters from Developing Countries” on the 8th of December 2022, 2pm (GMT + 2) local time in Kigali. This session is co-organized by the StEP Initiative, Closing the Loop and the PREVENT Waste Alliance.

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

It is an online event with physical attendance upon invitation (due to the location size).

With PREVENT involvement

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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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