What is Biodegradable Glitter?

by | May 3, 2022

For something so tiny, glitter is having big negative effects on the environment. Regular glitters are made from microplastics. When microplastics are washed down the drain and into the ocean, they are consumed by fish and birds and are very damaging to marine life.

Don’t worry, you can keep on sparkling while not damaging the environment.. Introducing BioGlitter!

Bio glitter is essentially sustainable glitter which is made out of materials that make it biodegradable. It is made from plant derived materials rather than plastic. To be specific, BioGlitter is made from the fibers of Eucalyptus trees. These plants are sourced from responsibly managed plantations in Europe.

Our glitter biodegrades in the presence of four naturally found elements: heat, water, oxygen & micro-organisms. The rate of degradation is determined by what size the eco glitter is and what condition it finds itself in. Warm and wet conditions are ideal and higher concentrations of microbes will increase the rate of biodegradation. A good analogy is that a leaf in an arid environment will take longer to degrade than in a swamp. It usually takes 2-3 months for our glitter to degrade & disappear. 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.

To remove biodegradable glitter, grab your favourite face cloth or reusable makeup remover pad and remove your glitter, the planet will thank you!

Check out our beautiful range of biodegradable glitters here  – *link to shop*