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The General Assembly 2020 is just around the corner – really this time!

The General Assembly 2020 is just around the corner – really this time!

We are happy to get together in a digital format on 09 December 2020!

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

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

In July 2020 Landbell Group started work on an assignment to develop and pilot solutions for treating problematic e-waste fractions for recyclers in Latin America, the Balkans and East/West Africa. Together with the PREVENT Waste Alliance E-Waste Working Group, the project will also scope out and apply innovative finance mechanisms to cover the treatment costs.

The EPR Toolbox was finalised and published
The EPR Toolbox was finalised and published
Call for Solutions: Project ideas highlight the added value of joint solutions
Call for Solutions: Project ideas highlight the added value of joint solutions
cirplus admitted to DBU Green Start-up support programme
cirplus admitted to DBU Green Start-up support programme
New Fire Prevention System: Lindner prevents fires caused by damaged batteries
New Fire Prevention System: Lindner prevents fires caused by damaged batteries
New webinar recording on informal-formal partnerships in e-waste management
New webinar recording on informal-formal partnerships in e-waste management
Pedro Moura Costa was elected as new representative to the steering committee
Pedro Moura Costa was elected as new representative to the steering committee
Study on prevention of plastic waste by multi-actor partnerships published
Study on prevention of plastic waste by multi-actor partnerships published
One year PREVENT Waste Alliance – we celebrate our birthday!
One year PREVENT Waste Alliance – we celebrate our birthday!
Consolidation workshop on PREVENT’s EPR Toolbox
Consolidation workshop on PREVENT’s EPR Toolbox
2 PREVENT working groups intensify their collaboration
2 PREVENT working groups intensify their collaboration
First Meeting of the Steering Committee
First Meeting of the Steering Committee

27. October 2020,

Relaunch of the UBA platform for online mapping of global best practice projects

27. October 2020,

First transaction on Circular Action Hub, the 1st circular economy marketplace

26. October 2020,

New GIZ project “Support to the BMU funding program Marine Debris Framework”

19. October 2020,

European Resources Forum ERF 2020 online

19. October 2020,

Public Consultation: Plastic Waste Reduction Program, and the Guidelines for Leadership in Plastic Accounting

16. October 2020,

Financing the circular economy

12. October 2020,

IPI Journal Special Issue on Sustainability & Recycling of Plastics

30. September 2020,

New treatment plant for Slovenian recycler Dinos

19. August 2020,

Call for Solutions: Project ideas highlight the added value of joint solutions

19. August 2020,

cirplus admitted to DBU Green Start-up support programme

19. August 2020,

New Fire Prevention System: Lindner prevents fires caused by damaged batteries

19. August 2020,

New webinar recording on informal-formal partnerships in e-waste management

23. June 2020,

Reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection for waste pickers and waste workers

22. June 2020,

Crowdfunding platforms for municipal solid waste services delivery

19. June 2020,

Signed Letter of Intent to tackle plastics in rivers in South-West Netherlands

19. June 2020,

cirplus is closing the loop for plastics with digitisation – 100% circular plastics

20. April 2020,

#BusinessVsCovid19 – jointly taking action against the virus

17. April 2020,

First ever batch of lithium ion batteries legally exported from West Africa

7. April 2020,

Management guidelines on ecological plastic packaging

6. April 2020,

First in-person meeting of the Plastic Waste Partnership working group

3. April 2020,

Launch of “TCO Certified Edge, E-Waste Compensated” certification

3. April 2020,

Online course on “Circular Economy and the 2030 Agenda”

1. April 2020,

German “Waste separation works” campaign provides information on how to correctly separate waste

1. April 2020,

Photography contest launched!

27. March 2020,

DIE research: Behavioural insights help increase household waste separation

26. March 2020,

Jokey SE: Together for sustainable solutions

26. March 2020,

Stopping Ocean Plastic and Improving Lives in Rio de Janeiro

19. March 2020,

Facts and figures about the German plastics market

19. March 2020,

GKV: Position paper on the circular economy

14. February 2020,

Zero Plastic Waste City Project in India and Viet Nam

14. February 2020,

The 8th lab of tomorrow process enters a new phase

Roadmap

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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