Cactus Leather

Cactus leather

The two men in the above linked article have found a way to make leather from cacti. It saves the chemicals that is used in regular leather, so it’s better for the environment.

I am curious, though, about what the article means by “fully processed” when it mentions the cactus cloth. Are there chemicals used here? And it also mentions “partially biodegradable.” That “partially” makes me wonder, too. I was hoping it would be clarified in the article, but it isn’t.