20 July 2023
𝐀 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐧𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐢𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞. Leather is made from a hide or skin, a naturally biodegradable material and a byproduct of the meat industry.
It needs to be processed to use a hide or a skin for a leather good, for example for a car seat or a handbag.
𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥. Processed leather can be composted but the environmental impact and biodegradability depends, among others, on the tanning chemistry being used. Not all leather is biodegradable.
𝐙𝐞𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐲 𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐢𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞