A report recently published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has highlighted the crucial role the leather industry plays in creating a circular economy. Titled ‘Leather Also Has a Role to Play in the Fight Against Deforestation‘, the report notes that, as leather is a by-product of the meat industry, and with global beef consumption rising, the leather industry plays a crucial role in circularity. The industry upcycles leather hides into everything from shoes to aircraft seat covers, instead of the hides being sent to landfill, where they would emit hundreds of tons of methane each year.

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