A virtual event on sustainable packaging
FEB 23 + 24, 2021

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The First Sustainable Packaging Event in the Pet Industry

UnPacked is a fully-virtual, action-oriented event dedicated to bringing together sustainable packaging experts and suppliers, as well as pet industry brands, manufacturers, and retailers, to learn more about one of our industry’s largest issues. We aim to unpack the ever-changing, quickly-developing details around packaging through world-class education. We will also provide resources and tools that will help us improve and advance sustainability of packaging in the pet industry to further decrease our overall waste footprint.

Just to be clear….I’ve attended many virtual conferences/trade shows and without a doubt you all produced the best!" - Spencer Williams, CEO West Paw


Our speakers will include innovative industry leaders from within the pet industry and outside of the industry covering a range of topics including: Sustainable Packaging 101, Packaging Circularity, Designing for Sustainable Packaging, Solutions for Flexible Plastic Packaging, Cross-Industry Collaboration Driving Improvement, and The Future of Sustainable Packaging.

Alison Younts

Lead Sustainability Consultant


Caitlyn Dudas

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Pet Sustainability Coalition

Adam Gendell

Associate Director

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Melissa Bauer

Director of Sustainability

Pet Sustainability Coalition

Kate Daly

Managing Director

Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners

Jonathan Allen

Procurement Manager


US Plastics Pact

Adam Kay

Sales & Technical Director

Tyler Packaging

Micheal Cody

Head of Digital Marketing & Sustainability

Earth Animal

Nancy Conley

Technical Service Specialist

NOVA Chemicals

Kate Bailey

Recycling and Zero Waste Expert


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Ali Blandina

Director of Circular Ventures

The Recycling Partnership


Starter Pass


– Keynote
– Exhibit Hall
– Happy Hour Celebration

Single Pass


All Access for 1
– Keynote
– Exhibit Hall
– Workshops
– Networking
– Happy Hour Celebration



All Access for 5
– Keynote
– Exhibit Hall
– Workshops
– Networking
– Happy Hour Celebration

Company Pass


All Access for the whole company
– Keynote
– Exhibit Hall
– Workshops
– Happy Hour Celebration
Delivering sustainable packaging education, tools, and collaboration to one of the pet industry’s largest environmental issues


FEBRUARY 23, 2021

8:30am (MST) Welcome to UnPacked

Pet Sustainability Coalition, Caitlyn Dudas + Melissa Bauer

8:50am (MST) Keynote - Kellog's, Shannon Moore

Learn how Bear Naked Granola shifted their stand-up pouch toward a recyclable solution and all the successes and challenges along the way.

9:35am (MST) An Introduction to the Sustainable Packaging Landscape

WSP, Anita Shwartz + Julie Sinistore

10:05 (MST) Exhibit Hall + Tour

10:30 (MST) Collaboration Driving Packaging Improvement Panel

US Plastics Pact, Recycling Partnership, OSC2, Sustainable Packaging Coalition

11:10 (MST) An Introduction to Packaging Circularity

Closed Loop Partners, Kate Daly

11:40 (MST) Advancing the Circular Economy through Pet Food Packaging

NOVA Chemicals + Emmerson Packaging

12:10 (MST) Networking Session

12:30 (MST) Evaluating Environmental Impact through Life Cycle Analysis

Trayak, Sarah Zerhusen

12:50 (MST) Packaging Life Cycle Analysis Panel

Wellpet, Earth Animal, Tyler Packaging, Trayak

1:10 (MST) Solutions for Flexible Packaging & The State of Recycling in a COVID-19 World

Ecocycle, Kate Bailey

1:40 (MST) 3 packaging elements loved and loathed by recyclers

Engineered Plastics, Kurt Duska

1:50 (MST) Ask a Recycler - Q&A

Engineered Plastics + EcoCycle

2:00 (MST) Sustainable Packaging Advancements in the Pet Industry Panel

Glenn Treliving, Morris Packaging, Printpack

2:30 (MST) Exhibit Hall + Tour

3:00 (MST) Sustainable Packaging Soiree

Pet Sustainability Coalition + Earth Animal

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

9:00am (MST) Welcome + Day 1 Reflections

Pet Sustainability Coalition, Caitlyn Dudas + Melissa Bauer

9:15am (MST) Networking Session

9:35 (MST) Exhibit Hall + Tour

10:00am - 12:00pm (MST) Exhibit Hall OPEN


Network with company representatives in the virtual Exhibit Hall. Sustainable packaging experts, PSC Accredited packaging suppliers, and vetted packaging partners will be there to answer your questions.

the FREE STARTER PASS includes access to the Exhibit Hall


Sustainably will not be achieved in isolation, it will take the will and collaboration of partners to close the loop ♻️ The Pet Sustainability Coalition and it's events is the premiere opportunity that starts the conversation and helps us all find the partners we need to reach our goals.

Glenn TrelivingManager Partner, Partners Packaging

“The Pet Sustainability Coalition's virtual events not only provide an impressive amount of useful and applicable information but they also give you the impression of being in the company of coworkers and friends! The virtual exhibition was the best I have ever experienced. The educational sessions where well placed and paced reducing the amount of fatigue and the break-out sessions were with small interactive groups, conducted professionally, with friendly and knowledgeable facilitators. Worth the extra time to participate."

Jeff AlixGlobal Head of Business Development, Veramaris


Thank you to these event sponsors