Is Glitter Really Bad For The Environment?
Is glitter really bad for the environment? For something so tiny, glitter is having big negative effects on the environment. Most glitter products are made with plastic and are adding to the problem of microplastics.
What is a Microplastic?
Microplastics are small plastic particles. They can enter the environment directly or come from larger plastic waste when it degrades. Glitter is made from plastic core and polyester PET film. When PET breaks down, it releases harmful chemicals that can negatively affect human and animal health.
This year, microplastics were found in the human body for the first time. They are also consumed by fish and birds, and these animals often die from the build up of microplastics in their systems.
So, no more Glitter?
Don’t worry! Biodegradable glitter is an earth friendly alternative to traditional plastic glitters. It biodegrades in the presence of four naturally found elements: heat, water, oxygen & micro-organisms. If biodegradable glitter is accidently ingested by marine life, it is metabolized naturally, unlike traditional glitter, which remains in the animal and accumulates up the food chain. Essentially, its eco-friendly glitter!
Keep on sparkling, without damaging the environment! Check out our beautiful range of biodegradable glitters!