Upcycling site waste for animal food

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Upcycling Site Waste for Animal Food
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As a part of their 2018-2019 recycling improvement project, our Nutrition & Biosciences site in Memphis, Tennessee partnered with International Ingredient Corporation (IIC) to reduce food byproduct waste. IIC upcycles excess raw and processed food ingredients that are not suitable for human consumption, and safely puts them back into the food chain safely by creating nutritious ingredients for animal feed.

This effort also maximizes the value of our raw materials and products, enables circularity in agriculture, and helps DuPont recover some costs for products that would have otherwise gone to waste.

In 2019, our partnership with IIC diverted just over 525 metric tons (1,159,315 pounds) of consumables from landfill, avoided 310 metric tons of carbon dioxide, and supplemented the diets of 12,960 pigs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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