Leather That Will Last
You might as well be thorough if you decide to be a part of an initiative. Whether as an individual, or as part of a civic group, or a business looking to play a key role in your community you can only benefit if you focus on the smallest of details.
Land Rover has done just that by making sure, in the large and vast hybrid/clean engine movement, that even the leather used for vehicle interior is made of recycled materials.
According to hybridcars.com Land Rover has partnered with Bridge of Weir Leather Company, a division of the Scottish Leather Group to create the plush interior of the new Land Rover and the perk of working with this organization is the mastery they have for producing goods via a low carbon manufacturing process.
Bridge of Weir has devised a system which all waste products of the tanning process (how leather is made) are re-used. They have even adopted methods to transition the expunged oils into biodiesel.
Through this innovation hybridcars.com reports that the carbon footprint of the new Range Rover’s leather has been decreased to 46% per square meter.