WHAT IS BIO GLITTER?
Bioglitter® replaces the core polyester film used in traditional glitter with a unique and special form of cellulose from hardwoods, primarily eucalyptus sourced from responsibly managed and certified plantations operating to PEFC™ www.pefc.org
standards. This core in its own right possesses excellent eco-credentials, in it being biodegradable in all environments; certified industrial and home compostable, approved soil, wastewater, freshwater and marine biodegradable.
IS BIO GITTER CERTIFIED BIODEGRADABLE?
Yes Bioglitter® is Certified OK Biodegradable WATER by TÜV, which means guaranteed biodegradation in a natural, freshwater environment. Our latest product range Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE boasts this accolade, which also proves it is NOT a Microplastic (ECHA Microplastic Proposal, Jan 2019)
IS BIO GLITTER COMPOSTABLE AS WELL AS BIODEGRADABLE?
Bio-glitter® meets the standards for industrial composting as well as home composting according to the OK Compost Home Standard.
WHAT IS BIO GLITTER MADE FROM?
Primarily eucalyptus trees. Cosmetic Bio-glitter® is made from a special biodegradable film derived from sustainable and environmentally sourced wood pulp, produced and harvested to FSC® standards.
WHAT CONDITIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR BIODEGRADATION TO OCCUR?
Heat, water and oxygen are required for effective biodegradation by microorganisms. Bio-glitter® is metabolised by micro-organisms which transforms it into carbon dioxide, water and biomass.
WILL BIO GLITTER DISSOLVE IN WATER?
No, micro-organisms are needed to digest Bio-glitter®.
WILL BIO GLITTER DISSOLVE IN SEA WATER?
The biodegradable film used in Cosmetic Bio-glitter® biodegrades in sea water in accordance with the standard ASTM D7081-05.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR BIO GLITTER TO BIODEGRADE?
Rate of biodegradation is dependent upon composting conditions. Like a leaf in a swamp Vs a leaf in the desert.
WILL BIO GLITTER BIODEGRADE ON THE SHELF?
Cosmetic Bio-glitter® is very stable and will not biodegrade on the shelf. Biodegradation will only be initiated in a soil, compost or waste-water environments where micro-organisms are present.
HAS ANIMAL TESTING BEEN USED IN THE DEVELOPMENT, OR PRODUCTION OF BIO GLITTER
No, nor are any third parties contracted to undertake any animal testing.
DOES BIO GLITTER CONTAIN GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMO)?
No ‘genetically modified materials’ are used in the production process and based on information from our Suppliers none of the materials used to formulate Cosmetic Bio-glitter® are obtained from GMO’s.
CAN BIO GLITTER BE INCINERATED?
CAN BIO GLITTER BE RECYCLED WITH PAPER OR BOARD?
It can be successfully recycled with carton-board but not currently recommended for mechanical recycling with paper
IS BIO GLITTER FREE OF THE 14 MOST COMMON FOOD ALLERGENS?
DOES BIO GLITTER CONTAIN NANO PARTICLES?
No, not even in the Black Bio-glitter®. The D&C Black 2 pigment we use has been carefully selected and is non-nanoform
DOES BIO GLITTER CONTAIN ANY CMR ( CARCINOGENIC, MUYAGENIC OR TOXIC) INGREDIENTS?
DOES BIO GLITTER COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPES?
No Bio-glitter® only comes in a hexagonal shape.
So if its in the shape of a heart, circle, star, moon or anything else it is not actual
IS BIO GLITTER HOLOGRAPHIC?
No. The film needed to make glitter holographic will not biodegrade in a natural environment.
IS BIO GLITTER IRIDESCENT?
Yes Bio-glitter® pure has a soft focus iridescent.
WHAT OFFICIAL STANDARDS ARE USED TO TEST FOR COMPOSTABILITY?
The European (EN13432) and American (ASTM D6400) standards define the tests required to demonstrate the compostability of a material. Other countries have their own version although there is an ISO standard (ISO 17088:2012(en)) which should allow for harmonisation.
There are four main parts to the test:
- Material characterisation
- including heavy metals
- measures the breakdown to carbon dioxide, water and biomass. Requirement is for >90% biodegradation in 180 days, or >60% for ASTM D6400
- the material must physically break down into pieces to give >90% at <2mm residues within 90 days
- ensures no toxic material is produced which can adversely affect plant growth
The standards measure suitability for industrial composting. For home compostability, the same criteria must be met but under ambient conditions, according to the OK Compost Home Standard.
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