The current worldwide market for leather is booming Annually, 23 Billion Square Feet is produced!
It is worth more than $77 Billion
The Chinese & Indian are among the World Leaders
Where Leather Comes From
The type of leather produced in a given region depends largely on the dominant source available.
In the Americas, its cattle skin supplemented
Snake, alligator, and crocodile skins are all popular as well.
Kangaroo is often employed for bullwhips and motorcycle leathers, given its lightweight and abrasion-resistant nature.
Leather Is Harming the Environment …
The primary environmental threat involves the dumping of solid and liquid waste that contains leftover
Chromium and other hazardous compounds.
Tanning one ton of hide typically results in 20 to 80 Cubic Meters of waste water.
When inhaled, chromium acts as a Lung irritant and carcinogen
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the incidence of leukemia among residents in an area near one tannery in Kentucky was
FIVE TIMES MORE THE U.S. AVERAGE
Studies of leather-tannery workers in Sweden and Italy found cancer risks
20-50 PERCENT above expected.
The production of leather hurts animals, the environment, and the workers who manufacture it.
Start recycling your clothes so you can save Mother Earth!
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