There is a new day on the National Day Calendar. April 21 is now National Rendering Day. It’s recognition the rendering industry sought as a way to educate the public on the efforts and accomplishments of renderers as well as a way to spread the word about the positive environmental impact of rendering.
The date of April 21 was specifically chosen to fall on the day before Earth Day (April 22) in order to represent the sustainable nature of the rendering industry and its contributions to food waste reduction and environmental protection.
In this episode, we turn to Anna Wilkinson, Vice President of Communications, and Kent Swisher, President and CEO, of the North American Renderers Association (NARA), to find out more and to learn about the inaugural National Rendering Day and how it came to be.
“Rendering companies and their employees are longstanding members of their communities, improving the quality of life by volunteering and supporting local charities, providing jobs, and offering essential recycling services for farmers, restaurants and food service,” Swisher said. “Rendering upcycles by-products that would otherwise be wasted and is the purest example of the circular economy. The observance of National Rendering Day is a great way to educate the public on the efforts and strides of renderers and the positive environmental impacts of rendering.”
For more information on NARA and the rendering industry in general, follow NARA's podcast, "The Invisible Industry."
NARA website: https://nara.org/media/nara-podcast-the-invisible-industry/
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