Joachim Quoden
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:

  • since October 2013 he was appointed as chair of the ISWA Working Group Governance & Legal Issues and therefore member of ISWA's Scientific & Technical Committee;
  • member of the European Think Tank of the German waste association DGAW
  • member of the European Commissions' Expert Group "Support to Circular Economy Financing",
  • Board member of the CEFLEX consortium (www.ceflex.org),
  • member of the Advisory Board of the EPS SURE consortium (www.life-eps-sure.com),
  • Board member of the Global Product Stewardship Council (Sydney),
  • member of the Advisory Council of the Product Stewardship Institute (Boston)
  • since 2000, member of the OECD expert group on EPR.
  • He was also an expert of the ISO global standardisation project SIS/TK 165/AG 10 Packaging and Environment that has developed between 2009 and 2012 global standards on packaging optimisation, recycling, reuse and energy recovery.

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Further details can be found here: http://www.quoden.com

Dan Lantz
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.


Jack McAneny
Director Global Sustainability, Procter & Gamble
Jack McAneny, Director of Global Sustainability, has been with P&G for over 20 years.  During that time he has had a variety of assignments in the Health, Safety & Environment and Technical External Relations functions. In his current role, he coordinates P&G’s Environmental Sustainability efforts.

Prior to joining P&G, Jack worked for the Federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration as an Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer.

Jack has a B.S. in Biology from Duke University and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.


Alan Blake
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.