News and Events



6. May 2022,

The SUP Challenge programme – Circular Food & Beverage Accelerator in Vietnam

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5. May 2022,

Waste management done right – Call for Listeners

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28. April 2022,

Applications are open for start-ups in South and Southeast Asia | The SUP Challenge

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27. April 2022,

New discussion paper on practical experiences with the Basel Convention published by PREVENT and StEP

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25. April 2022,

Stakeholder workshops on e-waste imports in Tanzania

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9. March 2022,

Don’t waste the opportunity to learn more about how not to waste

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6. May 2022,

Call For Action – Reversing the Linear Path – Circular Economy in the Roadmap for Global Recovery

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20. January 2022,

Behaviour Change: The Return on Investment of Spreading the Recycling Habit

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14. January 2022,

Smart Wood Solution starts Crowdfunding Campaign

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13. January 2022,

Sustainable insect-based animal feed

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24. November 2021, 25. November 2021

Training of Trainers course seeks to disseminate knowledge on EPR application in Vietnam

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9. November 2021,

New study launched on integrating the circular economy in the NDCs

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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



7. April 2022,

Preventing Plastic Pollution | Circular Ideas from PREVENT’s Innovation Programme

At the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, UN members agreed to negotiate a legally binding treaty to end plastic pollution. We would like to celebrate this milestone by giving you an insight into our current innovation programme!

29. March 2022,

Behaviour Change for a Circular Economy – How it works and why it pays off

Many circular economy solutions, such as recycling, reuse and refurbishment schemes, will only be successful if people change their behaviour. Join our concise 60-minute webinar to learn about the different levers of behaviour change and why behaviour change programmes pay off both in terms of programmatic and financial results!

You will have the opportunity to interact with behaviour change experts from Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment, Delterra, German Development Institute and University of the Andes. This event is co-hosted by the PREVENT Waste Alliance and the Circular Economy Coalition for Latin America & the Caribbean.

The event will take place on Tuesday 29 March, 9am – 10am Eastern Time (UTC-5) / 4pm – 5pm Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) via MS Teams.

Download Outlook calendar invitation (.ics)Click here to join the meeting

Please note that this event has a specific focus on Latin American countries and is therefore scheduled for this time zone. We will organise another behaviour change event tailored for the Asian time zone.



24. November 2021,

PREVENT General Assembly 2021

We have set a date for this year’s general assembly!

With PREVENT involvement

30. May 2022, 3. June 2022

IFAT 2022 in Munich

The world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management returns to Munich in 2022. The PREVENT Waste Alliance will be present with an exhibition booth, various sessions in the supporting programme and a Get-together for PREVENT members.

30. November 2021, 1. December 2021

E-Waste World Conference / Expo & Working Group Workshop

The E-Waste World Conference & Expo is returning to Frankfurt Messe in November 2021, providing an exhibition trade fair (free of charge) on the collection, sorting, processing, and reduction of all forms of e-waste. A discount is available to PREVENT members on the conference. The PREVENT e-waste working group is holding a back-to-back physical working group meeting – the first since November 2019!


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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11. May 2020,

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


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!


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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

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5. June 2018,

First Dialogue Forum


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

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