>> Clean Technology
When we talk about ecology in the leather industry, we are referring to environmentally friendly processes from the raw hide or skin as a by-product of the meat industry through to the finished leather of a lady’s shoe.
By Clean Technology we mean all processes involved in the ecologically compatible disposal of waste materials that result from the leather manufacturing process.
Tanning raw hides and skins requires intensive use of water as well as many mechanical and chemical processing steps. Consequently, the tanning industry generates considerable amounts of solid, liquid and gaseous wastes. Well planned clean technology practices through the use of minimising, re-cycling, and re-use of water and solids following the best available technologies (BAT), can allow tanners to comply with tough environmental standards.