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New tech converts tannery waste into carbon to make green shoe soles

Source: The Times of India, Date: June , 2015

In an initiative that would not only help reduce the industrial carbon footprint, but also successfully embrace the waste-to-wealth concept, a group of scientists have developed a technology to make environment-friendly shoe soles.  Scientists at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Central Leather Research Institute have developed a process to convert fleshing, the soft tissue of animal muscle and fat, and one of the effluents produced in tanneries, into activated carbon. This compound is one of the major components in shoe manufacture.

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