Together for a circular economy


We want to contribute to minimising waste, eliminating pollutants and maximising the reutilisation of resources. The reduction of waste pollution in low and middle-income countries is a priority for us. We therefore strive to develop functioning waste management and circular economy approaches. 


Together we work for the prevention, collection, and recycling of waste, as well as the increased uptake of secondary resources. The focus is on plastic waste from packaging and single-use products and on electrical and electronic equipment.

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Developing guidelines

We develop guidelines and conduct activities in line with these.

Making information available

We share our experiences and provide tools and information.

Exchanging expertise

We exchange our knowledge and technologies and serve as an incubator for dynamic solutions.

Implementing activities

We implement solutions in cooperation with partners in low and middle-income countries.



18. - 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 19th to 23rd 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!

09. 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 May 9th 2019. The Alliance is part of the Action Program on Circular Economy of the German Development Cooperation.

26. November 2018

Second Dialogue Forum

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

05. June 2018

First Dialogue Forum

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


Members & Partners

Actors from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions work together to find sustainable solutions for waste management and a circular economy. Find an overview of all current members here.

Together for a circular economy

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