PREVENT WASTE ALLIANCE launched in Berlin on May 9th, 2019

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. The members of the PREVENT Waste Alliance will work together to prevent, collect and recycle waste as well as to make use of recycled materials all around the world. They aim at preventing waste ending up in the environment in developing countries and emerging economies. Initially, plastics, electronic waste and municipal waste management are the core topics. The Alliance will connect different perspectives, knowledge and networks. Therefore, the members will be able to develop holistic approaches to tackle plastic waste and to foster the Circular Economy. First partnerships are established currently with trade associations and NGOs in Indonesia and Ghana. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development carries out an initial funding for activities of the Alliance.

Joint unveiling of the alliance logo


Official website of the PREVENT WASTE ALLIANCE


  • Government

Waste hierarchy

  • Prevention
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Recovery
  • Composting
  • Mechanical-Biological Treatment
  • Incineration
  • Fermentation
  • Disposal

Area of intervention

  • Technology
  • Research
  • Operation
  • Management
  • Legal Framework
  • Conceptual Background
  • Climate Impact
  • Greening Entrepreneurship
  • Informal Sector
  • Implementation Strategy
  • Capacity Development

german cooperationFederal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Developmentsupported by The State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia