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Prevention of plastic waste in production and consumption by multi-actor partnerships


Henning Wilts, Jennifer Schinkel, Lina Feder


PREVENT Waste Alliance, Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH


This study outlines the objectives, structure and work programme of the PREVENT Waste Alliance and provides a background to the prevention of plastic waste by describing the need for action, environmental impacts and risks to human health. To pool the know-how and practical experience of the various stakeholders in the PREVENT Waste Alliance re-garding plastic waste prevention, the study presents examples of smart practices along the plastic value chain implemented by members of the working group “Conserving re-sources” and their partners. The focus is on multi-actor partnerships and examples that can be transferred to other countries. The examples cover education & consulting, the establishment of reusable options, the development of waste prevention infrastructure, innovative products, studies on plastic waste prevention as well as guidelines & over-views of best practice examples.
Finally, the study offers recommendations for the further work of the PREVENT Waste Al-liance. This includes success factors for plastic waste prevention, necessary next steps and conclusions regarding required policy frameworks.


Municipal services Solid waste management and recycling



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PREVENT Waste Alliance, Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH