Celebrating the 2nd Annual National Rendering Day – April 21, 2024

As we gear up for Earth Day on April 22, there’s another important date to mark on your calendar: National Rendering Day, observed on April 21. Organized by the North American Renderers Association (NARA), this day celebrates the vital role of rendering in environmental sustainability and food waste and loss prevention.

Why Celebrate Rendering?

You might be wondering what rendering is and why it deserves a national day of recognition. Simply put, rendering is the process of converting inedible animal by-products, such as protein, bone, and fat, into valuable upcycled materials. Think of it as recycling for the meat industry. By reclaiming these materials that would otherwise go to waste, rendering not only prevents environmental pollution but also produces useful products like nutritious pet food, animal feed, industrial goods, and even biomass-based diesel.

Rendering is not just about sustainability; it’s also a testament to respect for the animals themselves. By utilizing every part of the animal, rendering honors the care and resources invested by farmers. Moreover, rendering helps offset the environmental footprint of animal agriculture, making it a crucial component of responsible food production.

National Rendering Day: A Time to Educate and Appreciate

On April 21st, join us in celebrating National Rendering Day by learning more about this essential industry. Explore the process of rendering, its environmental benefits, and why choosing rendered products is a sustainable choice for consumers. By spreading awareness about rendering, we can inspire more people to prioritize waste reduction and environmental stewardship in their daily lives.

Let’s also take this opportunity to show appreciation for the hardworking individuals in the rendering industry. Their dedication to sustainability and innovation plays a pivotal role in preserving our planet for future generations.

Get Involved!

To learn more about rendering and how you can support this important cause, visit www.NARA.org. Join us in spreading the word about National Rendering Day by using the hashtag #NationalRenderingDay on social media. Additionally, you can download NARA’s National Rendering Day social media toolkit to share informative content with your network.

Together, let’s make the 2nd annual National Rendering Day a resounding success and reaffirm our commitment to a more sustainable future. Join the movement and celebrate the power of rendering on April 21st!

The North American Renderers Association (NARA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not discriminate in the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.

As a participant in USDA programs, we share the commitment to comply with all federal, state and local civil rights laws and those of the USDA. More about this commitment is available on the USDA website page here.