Project background

In recent years, growing awareness of the unsustainable use of natural resources, together with greater environmental awareness generally, has led many companies to initiate efforts to improve their environmental performance and develop more sustainable production processes.
The tanning and footwear production sectors play an important role in the economies of many European countries, especially in the Mediterranean region. However, there is still limited knowledge and understanding of alternative methods that reduce the environmental impact of production processes in these industries. The implementation of more environmentally friendly processes has been slow in both sectors.