Renderers Reduce GHGs

“Since 2009, United States Department of Agriculture [USDA] conservation programs have helped American producers install practices that have reduced net greenhouse gas emissions by over 416 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, or approximately 60 million metric tons per year – the equivalent of taking 12.6 million cars off the road for a year,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared on Earth Day 2016 following his signing of the Paris Climate Agreement.

By comparison, the North American rendering industry collects and recycles enough organic material to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) by nearly the same amount as ag producers collectively, or the equivalent of removing 12.2 million cars off the road each year, according to the National Renderers Association.

June 2016 RENDER | back