The North American Renderers Association (NARA) has just released a useful infographic on Organics Recycling and How Recycling Food Waste with Rendering Creates Value & Ensures Sustainability, as a part of its information campaign on the subject. The colorful and informative graphic is an educational tool for the public and those in the government sector who may not be familiar with the rendering process and the sustainability and economic benefits of rendering food waste–specifically meat material.
With the passing of Senate Bill 1383 in California in 2022 (which requires local governments to collect and recycle organic waste from commercial businesses, customers, and residents) NARA felt it was critical to release this information publicly; as hundreds of CA jurisdictions are required to be in compliance, and similar initiatives are moving forward in in other parts of the U.S., particularly at the state level. By providing this information in an easy to understand format, NARA is assisting those required to enforce these regulations, and educate local governments to help ensure that moving forward, organic materials like meat, bone, fat, etc. are being rendered instead of going to landfills.