Joachim Quoden has extensive experience in packaging waste management, dating from 1992, when he spent 4 months in the German Federal Ministry of Environment working on packaging issues including the German Packaging Ordinance. From 1993 to 2006, he worked with Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD), where he was appointed head of International Affairs in 2001. Between 2001 and 2013, he also became Secretary General and later Managing Director of PRO EUROPE, the umbrella organization of at this time 35 packaging recovery organizations. Since 2013, Joachim has been the Managing Director of EXPRA, a new alliance of PROs of currently 23 packaging recovery organizations from 21 countries. In addition to the above, he has been working since 1995 as an independent lawyer in Germany specializing in international EPR legislation, chairperson of ISWA’s legal working group, and he has served as an expert in ISO global standardization project SIS/TK 165/AG 10 Packaging and Environment.