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Don’t blame the cow

If leather doesn't want the carbon footprint of livestock we should not blame cows for methane. In the leather industry we are very uncomfortable when we get charged with the carbon footprint of livestock. It dwarfs anything we can do in the tannery and has led many environmental experts to condemn leather as a material. Yet measurements on plastics appear to only relate to their manufacture: no obvious huge addition for being made from carbon dug out of the ground.