TRI National Analysis

Food Processing in the 2015 TRI National Analysis

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This map shows the food processing facilities that reported to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in 2015. Click on a facility for details on their TRI reporting.

Food Processing Facilities Reporting to TRI, 2015
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The food processing sector includes facilities that process livestock and agricultural products into food products for consumption. It includes sectors under NAICS 311 such as those processing meat, dairy, vegetable, and fruit products, but does not include agricultural activities. This sector is highlighted here because it is one of the “national emphasis areas” of EPA’s Pollution Prevention (P2) Program. As a national emphasis area, EPA’s goal for the sector is to implement P2 projects that support more sustainable food manufacturing resulting in reduced hazardous materials generation and use, water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and/or business costs.

Quick Facts for 2015: Food Processing (NAICS 311)

Measure Value
Number of Facilities that Reported to TRI 1,571
   Number of Facilities with New Source Reduction Activities    135
Production-Related Waste Managed 1,437.4 million lb
   Recycled    910.7 million lb
   Energy Recovery    0.7 million lb
   Treated    395.2 million lb
   Disposed of or Otherwise Released    130.8 million lb
Total Disposal or Other Releases 123.9 million lb
   On-site    117.0 million lb
      Air       45.3 million lb
      Water       62.8 million lb
      Land       8.9 million lb
   Off-site    6.9 million lb

Note: Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding.

This page was published in January 2017 and uses the 2015 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2016.

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