From digital resource marketplaces to tools for compliance or waste monitoring - there are numerous examples for digital and data-driven circular economy approaches. While this reflects the huge potential of data for the circular economy, it also shows the need for cooperation and data interoperability. Therefore, we aim to foster data cooperation and knowledge exchange among the digital members of the PREVENT Waste Alliance.

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  1. To foster data cooperation and knowledge exchange
  2. To support innovative digital approaches within the PREVENT Waste Alliance and beyond
  3. To showcase the potential of digital, data-driven, and interoperable solutions for the circular economy

Pascal Ritter

The Fortunate Planet

Our strength - in our relatively young industry and in PREVENT - is the collaboration and information sharing which is important for interoperability. For functional waste management, we need to ask ourselves, what we can bring into the discussion, and we must decide which information to share.

Digital Solutions within PREVENT


Improved Litter Monitoring with Data Interoperability

This discussion paper explores how data interoperability can improve litter monitoring. Interoperability of litter monitoring data can improve information quality and increase data quantity. Better and more data are critical for litter monitoring, as waste-related information is currently scarce and difficult to obtain. This paper introduces opportunities and challenges for data interoperability and analyses existing digital solutions to provide best practice examples.


Digitalization for a Circular Economy

Summary notes of a practitioners’ exchange about digital circular solutions


Mapping of Digital Solutions within PREVENT

Get an overview about digital solutions within the PREVENT Waste Alliance!

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Leads & Contacts

Steffen Blume

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
+ 49 6196 79-7711

Anika Schumann

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH / PREVENT Secreteriat
+ 49 6196 79-1134

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Our Projects

We work on innovative and sustainable solutions that contribute to a circular economy in low- and middle-income countries.

Our Topics

Our working groups currently focus on three material streams: plastics, e-waste and batteries, and organic waste.