The First National Conference on Footwear was held in Elda (Alicante) on 7th October 2016. More than 200 attendees participated in the event.
Participants profiles included representatives and technicians from both footwear and footwear components companies, as well as chemical suppliers, tanneries, representatives of the Footwear and Footwear components Associations, as well as national and local political representatives.
Within this conference, LIFE microTAN project’s main results were presented under the oral communication entitled “Wastes recovery. Circular Economy” by INESCOP staff in collaboration with a representative from INCUSA. This tannery has collaborated with LIFE microTAN project as by-product supplier and currently recovers their untanned wastes as collagen.