26/01/2021 Environmental sustainability of tanneries.
Modern leather industrialization processes recycle more than 270 million bovine hides each year. These skins are a by-product of the food industry. Without the technology of the leather industry, which transforms them into a product of unparalleled attributes, more than 7 million tons would go to landfills with a great environmental and biological impact. The leather industries take this material that would be discarded and transform it into many 'fabrics', with different qualities and benefits. Leather can be developed to be durable enough for furniture, but soft enough for comfortable shoes. It will make the best uniform or protective and abrasion resistant gloves for motorcyclists. Leather makes jackets more flexible or hiking boots more firm. In addition to taking advantage of a meat by-product, the leather industry has evolved in an extraordinary way in the reuse of solid and liquid waste, contributing in a special way to reverse logistics actions, thus ensuring environmental preservation, so that we have a sustainable world. Michelon is very proud to participate in this process, providing a qualified team of technicians, engineers and designers for immediate support of its customers. In line with the principles of sustainability, Michelon develops equipment for environmental solutions and effluent treatment, according to the needs of each business in order to meet legal requirements.