Shine without glitter

Glitter

Glitter as we know it is essentially ready-made microplastic, which we then shed everywhere and ends up in our environment, waterways and the ocean. To combat this, companies have developed biodegradable and eco-friendly alternatives

There may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean.

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Benefits

  • Guilt-free fun!
  • Available for multiple uses from children's projects to festivals
  • Made of a range of different materials to suit the scenario

Challenges

  • Beware biodegradable products that are actually plastic with additives or those that require commercial composting!
  • Some products are packaged in plastic

Making a difference

M&S have banned glitter from Christmas cards, while Selfridges have committed to ban all plastic-based cosmetic glitter by 2021.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

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Photo Credit: Jess Bailey