WHY WE SHOULD USE BIODEGRADABLE GLITTER
BUT GLITTER... it's not so good for the environment.
Did you know this????
I'm sure you didn't!
GLITTER AND WHY IT'S NOT SO GLITZY FOR MOTHER EARTH
Well, it's little itty bitty pieces of film, usually made up of PET plastic, or aluminium foil.
The bad news is these types of materials never break down.
GLITTER is essentially a micro plastic, which is one of the worst types of plastics for the environment.
These plastics are so small that they easily end up in our oceans, onto our beaches, and can be ingested by the smallest of organisms that live in our waters.
I BEGAN TO FEEL GUILTY SO THIS IS WHAT I DECIDED TO DO
So, what is Bio-glitter?
It's a glitter made up of a biodegradable film made from trees, primarily eucalyptus, sourced from responsibly managed plantations. It 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. However, Bio-glitter still offers the same precision cut and highly reflective properties, as conventional PET based glitter.
SO YOU WANT TO KNOW A LITTLE MORE?
What conditions are required for biodegradation to occur?
Heat, water and oxygen are required for effective biodegradation by micro-organisms.
Biodegradable glitters are metabolised by micro-organisms, which transform the bioplastic product into carbon dioxide, water and biomass.
Will Bio-glitter biodegrade in sea water?
Yes, the biodegradable film used will biodegrade in sea water.
Will Bio-glitter biodegrade on the shelf?
Bio-glitter is very stable and will not biodegrade on the shelf. Biodegradation will only be initiated in a soil, compost, or waste-water environment, where micro-organisms are present.
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