Who we are and what we do

The Alliance

More than 30 organizations from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions have launched the PREVENT Waste Alliance in May 2019 in Germany. It serves as a platform for exchange and international cooperation.

We want to contribute to minimising waste, eliminating pollutants and maximising the reuse of resources in the economy worldwide. The reduction of waste pollution in low and middle-income countries is a priority for us.

Therefore, we strive to develop functioning waste management and circular economy approaches. We work together for waste prevention, collection, and recycling as well as the increased uptake of secondary resources in low and middle- income countries. We focus on waste from plastic packaging and single use products as well as waste from electrical and electronic equipment.

The Waste Alliance is a multi-stakeholder partnership that brings together different actors from the private sector, academia, civil society and governmental institutions.

Nicole Bendsen
c/o Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Are you active in the field of waste management or a stakeholder in the plastic and electronics value chains? Do you already have activities and partnerships at international level? Do you want to intensify your cooperation with partners in low and middle-income countries to make value chains suitable for the circular economy and improve local waste management? 

Together for a circular economy

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