PSI Web Conference 9/13 - Paying the Price: Eco-Fees vs. Cost Internalization (PP Page)

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Eco-Fees vs. Cost Internalization

An Expert Panel Discussion via Web Conference

Wednesday, September 11th

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

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Eco Fees vs. Cost Internalization Presentation

Background Materials Documents

EXPRA Brochure



Topic Summary:
Producer Responsibility for packaging has become a proven concept in more than 30 European countries. In fact, it has been implemented there as part of national policy goals to boost the economy through the collection and recycling or recovery of used household packaging. The Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance (EXPRA), founded in 2013, represents packaging and packaging waste recovery and recycling organizations in 17 European Union member nations, and serves as a single authoritative voice on policy-related matters. It is also a hub to exchange know-how and best practices. In this webinar, Joachim Quoden, managing director of EXPRA, as well as an EXPRA member, will provide an overview and update on EPR legislation in Europe, and explore what efforts are underway to identify best practices, mine data, and determine the success rate of EPR programs for packaging. Prof. Thomas Lindquist—who coined the term Extended Producer Responsibility in 1990—will discuss how his brainchild has come to fruition, and which programs are closest to what he had envisioned more than two decades ago. After the panel presentations, there will be 30 minutes of live Q&A.
Scott Cassel, Founder and CEO, Product Stewardship Institute
Speakers: Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, EXPRA
Thomas Lindhqvist
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Scott Cassel, Founder & CEO, Product Stewardship Institute

Scott Cassel is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI). Prior to founding the Institute in 2000, Scott served seven years as the Director of Waste Policy and Planning for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. He is a founding Board Member and past-President of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association, whose mission is to reduce the toxicity of the municipal waste stream. He is also a founding Board Member of the Global Product Stewardship Council, which harmonizes product stewardship programs internationally. Scott has worked on product and waste management issues for the past 30 years, for a start-up solid waste management company, a non-profit statewide environmental group, and several other government agencies, including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. He is author of a comprehensive book chapter on product stewardship in the 2008 Handbook on Household Hazardous Waste. He was also a syndicated newspaper columnist in Massachusetts, and a former columnist for the Boston Business Journal. Scott has a master's degree in environmental policy and dispute resolution from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an undergraduate degree in Geology and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.







Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, EXPRA

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Thomas Lindhqvist

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