Southwest Airlines Donates Acres of Seat Leather to Projects in Africa, U.S.

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    Southwest Airlines is donating leather from its replaced aircraft seats to projects that will turn the material in soccer balls, shoes and other products. (Southwest Airlines)

    A cow would argue that the highest and best use for leather is cow upholstery. But what do you do with leather airplane seats after they’ve been replaced?

    Southwest Airlines said it is donating a lot of leather – 43 acres of leather in all– for a program designed to put the leather to good use and provide jobs and skills training globally.

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