FINALLY - Biodegradable Bling!
"Regular glitter is made of petroleum-based plastic coated in aluminum. Unfortunately it persists in the environment for hundreds of years. As fine and fleeting as glitter may seem, there is currently no way to recycle it or prevent it from entering waterways and disrupting marine life - as well as birds, insects and the human food chain." - Bioglitz (https://bioglitz.co/)
I love glitter! Who doesn't? Sparkly, shiny, fun. Craft projects, cosmetics - it can even be used to annoy your enemies! Have you received junk mail soliciting a donation to an organization you completely disagree with? Send back glitter in that postage-paid envelope! (Not that I've ever glitter-bombed anyone - ahem....)
Have you ever thought about where it eventually ends up, though? I've really been wanting to make sparkly, glittery body washes and lotions. However, I won't knowingly use a product that can potentially cause harm to marine life and the environment. That's why I'm so excited about biodegradable glitter - time to get working on new products!
I found a couple different companies that carry environmentally friendly glitter:
Bio-glitter® is based on a biodegradable film that is certified compostable. The biodegradable element of the glitter is derived from sustainable sources, does not contain genetically modified materials or materials obtained from
genetically modified organisms. Bio-glitter® offers the same precision cut and highly reflective properties as a conventional PET glitter.
Biodegradable, compostable, non-GMO, renewably sourced ingredients, and no animal testing involved in development or production.
Time to get to work on some new projects!