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National Rendering Day GraphicBHT ReSources will celebrate the first annual National Rendering Day on April 21, 2023. The North American Renderers Associations (NARA), the industry association representing BHT ReSources and other renderers issued a proclamation to mark this important National day.

The date of April 21st 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.

BHT ReSources is pleased to see the rendering industry get some well-deserved recognition for its role in producing America’s food, feed, and fuel. BHT ReSources employs 120 people around the Southeast who take pride in the work they do that feeds and fuels our local economy, while also caring for the environment.

About Rendering

North Americans consider roughly 50% of an animal to be inedible. This leaves a lot of leftover material that ends up as food waste. Rendering reclaims this otherwise wasted material, such as protein, bone, and fat and even includes used cooking oil (UCO) from restaurants. The rendering process safely, hygienically, and sustainably processes that unused material (the meat we don’t eat) into new products and goods so nothing is wasted. When we render material we process it in a safe, hygienic, and sustainable manner. In addition, we convert what would have been food waste into material for use in a multitude of new products such as nutritious pet food and animal feed, industrial goods and biomass based diesel. In short, rendering is recycling.

Rendering also demonstrates respect and resourcefulness for the livestock that were raised with care by farmers. In fact, rendering shows respect for the animal itself by using every part of the animal so nothing goes to waste. Additionally, by offsetting the environmental impacts of animal agriculture through rendering, we shrink our food production footprint.


By celebrating National Rendering Day on April 21st, we bring awareness to the act of reducing and eliminating
food waste through rendering. On National Rendering Day we urge the larger community to learn more about what
rendering means, how the rendering process works, and why using rendered products is the sustainable choice for
consumers. National Rendering Day is also a great way to show appreciation for those in the rendering industry,
and to recognize and celebrate rendering’s many environmental benefits, and its important role in reducing food
waste and overall sustainability.

Learn more about rendering at www.NARA.org and join NARA in spreading the word about this important day by
sharing National Rendering Day with your social network using the hashtag #NationalRenderingDay