Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, EXPRA
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 four 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 organization of 35 packaging recovery organizations using the Green Dot trademark. Between April 2005 and February 2013, he was appointed as managing director of this organization.
In April 2013, he was appointed as managing director of EXPRA—Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance—Inspiring Packaging Recycling, a new alliance of currently 25 non-profit packaging recovery organizations owned by obliged industry from 23 countries from Europe, Canada and Israel. In addition, since June 1995 he has worked as an independent German lawyer specialized in international extended producer responsibility legislation.
In October 2013, he was appointed as Chair of the ISWA Working Group on Governance and Legal Issues, and therefore is a member of ISWA&rsquuo;s Scientific and Technical Committee. He also is member of the Advisory Panel of the Global Product Stewardship Council (Sydney), member of the Advisory Council of the Product Stewardship Institute (Boston) and member of the OECD EPR expert group. He was also an expert of the ISO global standardization project SIS/TK 165/AG 10 Packaging and Environment that has developed between 2009 and 2012 global standards on packaging optimization, recycling, reuse and energy recovery.