Managing Director, EXPRA (Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance)
Joachim Quoden studied law at the "Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität" in Bonn between 1987 and 1992 and served his legal internship in Bonn and Cologne from 1993 until 1995.
In between these placements, he spent 4 months within the German Federal Ministry of Environment where he was working on packaging issues including the German Packaging Ordinance.
From February 1993 until June 2006 Mr Quoden worked for Der Grüne Punkt - Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD) in various capacities. From January 2001, he served as Head of International Affairs of DSD and was vested with general commercial power of representation in 2003.
In January 2001, he also became Secretary General of PRO EUROPE, the umbrella organisation of 35 packaging recovery organisations using the Green Dot trademark. Between April 2005 and February 2013, he was appointed as managing director of this organisation.
Since April 2013 he is appointed as managing director of EXPRA - Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance - Inspiring Packaging Recycling, an alliance of currently 26 non-profit packaging recovery organisations owned by obliged industry from 24 countries from Europe, Canada and Israel.
Besides this, he is working since June 1995 as independent German Lawyer specialized on international extended producer responsibility legislation. In addition to his work as Managing Director of EXPRA and being a German lawyer, he is inolved in the following positions and associations:
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Further details can be found here: http://www.quoden.com
Director of PAC NEXT, PAC Packaging Consortium
Dan is Principal of Crow’s Nest Environmental, his newly formed environmental consulting company. Dan has 30 years of experience in the recycling industry, working over 20 years as a consultant for various consulting companies. He has done and continues to do extensive consulting work packaging/stewardship issues for businesses and industry associations. He also worked with Stewardship Ontario helping develop the Blue Box Program Plan, where he wrote the infamous Pay-In-Model calculating Stewards’ fees. Dan also has more than six years of recycling operations experience gained from working with Cascades Recovery Inc. and he was the COO for Green by Nature EPR, the agency responsible for the processing and marketing of all residentially generated materials collected from across the entire province of British Columbia, Canada. Dan just joined PAC Packaging Consortium as the Director of PAC NEXT.
Dan has his is M.Sc. from U. of Dundee, Scotland; MBA from U. of Toronto and is currently working on his doctoral thesis on the impact of EPR on packaging design. He is a Canadian Environmental Professional (EP) in Waste Management, and Sustainability, a UK Member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (MCIWM). Dan has written or presented more than 100 papers on diversion.
Associate Director, Procter & Gamble
Stephen Sikra is Associate Director, Corporate R&D, at The Procter & Gamble Company. He is responsible for P&G's global solid waste strategy and driving end-of-life innovations. His 27-year history at P&G includes management roles in process and package development, product supply operations, materials science innovations, and end-of-life solutions for P&G products and packages. Stephen is a champion for plastic recycling and a collaborative partner with many companies, trade organizations, and NGOs. To help drive recovery and recycling, he has strong affiliations and holds leadership positions on boards with the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), The Recycling Partnership, the Closed Loop Fund (CLF), Circulate Capital, the Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG), the Materials Recovery For the Future project (MMRF), the Solid Waste Working Group of Consumer Goods Forum, the Trash Free Seas Alliance of Ocean Conservancy, and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.
Director of PAC NEXT US & PAC FOOD, PAC Packaging Consortium
30 year career at Procter & Gamble with leadership roles in packaging R&D and sustainability. Followed by 4 years as PAC NEXT and PAC FOOD Waste Executive Director and PAC board member bringing industry together to find solutions to packaging and food waste challenges. Former board member of National Zero Waste Council and co-lead of the Product & Packaging working group.