Abstract: Maine and Oregon are the first two states in the U.S. to require extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging.  While both laws approach EPR differently, they both hold product manufacturers and marketers accountable for the packaging that their products use.

Nicholas Georges of the Household & Commercial Products Association is going to present on both EPR laws, their implementation, and other state activity that companies need to be aware of and plan for.

Bio: Nicholas Georges is currently the Vice President, Scientific & International Affairs of the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA).  Georges leads HCPA’s activity on all aspects of aerosol products, as well as multiple scientific and regulatory areas both domestically and internationally.  Georges has a monthly column in Spray Technology & Marketing and often contributes to other publications such as World Aerosols and Aerosol Europe.

Before joining HCPA, Georges was the Director of Regulatory Affairs at PLZ Aeroscience and the Technical Director at Nyco Products Company.  Georges has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


CAFE La Cave

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Des Plaines, IL. 60018



4 pm – Board Meeting

5:30 pm Social Networking & Toys for Tots

6:15 pm – Opening Ceremonies, Crystal Rampaul, outgoing chair

6:20 pm – Speaker, Nicholas George

7:00 pm – Dinner Served

7:15 pm – Awards

7:30 pm – National SCC Board Welcome

7:40 pm – Installation of MWSCC 2022 Chapter officers

8:15 pm – Acknowledgement of Future and Past Cosmetic Scientists

8:30 pm – Closing remarks, Frank Wagner, incoming Chair


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Non-member: $60

Emeritus: $0

Students: $25


Tomato with Spinach and Pasta soup

Classic “Caesar ala Cave”


Chicken Shiitake Madiera and Chicken Jean Bart

Vege Rosetto

Gluten Free / Chef choice Vege/pot


Chocolate Souffle

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