Nancy Conley


Technical service and application development specialist


NOVA Chemicals

Presentation Description:

New recyclable structures for pet food packaging – Nancy Conley, technical service and application development specialist for NOVA Chemicals, and Dawn MacDonald, innovation, research and development manager, Emmerson Packaging, educates pet food producers on recyclable packaging options. There has been a significant evolution in pet food packaging over the past ten years, and consumers today are increasingly looking for sustainable packaging that can contribute to a more circular economy. The presentation will show current single material packages that have been developed to compete with the current multi-material offerings that have limited recyclability. Participants will leave the presentation with a broader knowledge of possible pet food packaging alternatives that offer a more sustainable option.


Conley graduated from McGill university with a master’s degree in chemical engineering. She has worked in the plastics industry for over 30 years providing technical support to a broad range of processing applications. For the past ten years, Conley has been working with flexible packaging customers with a focus on heavy duty shipping sacks.