Leather is a byproduct of meat consumption, the main source of protein for more than 90% of the world’s population. The leather industry recovers and recycles this by-product so that it does not become waste and revalues it into elegant, noble and useful products for society.
One of the pillars of the circular economy is that all waste has a second useful life as new raw materials. In this sense, the leather sector has, for many centuries, recovered a by-product from the food sector and recycled it so that it can be reused as a sustainable consumer good with high added value.
If the leather sector had been born at the beginning of the 20th century, everyone would be clear about the link with the circular economy.