Don’t miss an interview with renowned German academic Professor Dr Wilhelm Windisch on the role that ruminant livestock plays in methane emissions, where he debunks some of the common myths and explains the available opportunities.

Meanwhile, we round up news from a range of industry events, including the IULTCS International Congress in Chengdu, trade shows in Milan, the UITIC Footwear Congress and the Sustainable Leather Forum in Paris.

In an exclusive interview, French company Adapta explains how it upcycles abandoned deadstock leather from tanneries and luxury brands, while TFL Group Chief Officer for Marketing and Sales Henrik Pedersen unveils the company’s strategy for the future of the leather industry.

As always, this issue includes favourite regular features such as Talking Point, where industry experts have revealed their thoughts on the challenges of life cycle assessments (LCAs). Elsewhere, columnist Mike Redwood considers the importance of longevity in the automotive sector and theSauerReport Editor Ian Banks provides an update on the unstable raw materials markets.

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