Biodegradable Glitter - WTF?
Regular glitter is plastic!
By using glitter, you're leaving micro plastics wherever your sparkles flutter off. (Read more about plastic glitter & our environment)
However, a new, eco-friendly biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic glitters has been developed, helping to reduce microplastic pollution created by glitter.
What is biodegradable glitter?
Bioglitter® glitter uses a special form of cellulose made from eucalyptus rather than polyester. It is the only glitter available on the market that is proven by an independent testing organisation to degrade into harmless substances in the natural environment in just four weeks. It's not only biodegradable, but also compostable. Glitterazzi.me is the only Australian company licensed to sell Bioglitter®.
How does biodegradable glitter degrade?
Biodegradable eco-friendly glitter does not dissolve in water, it requires bacteria and microorganisms to biodegrade.
Once the glitter enters the environment such as a paddock, river, the ocean or even wastewater microbes will start to consume the biodegradable content turning it into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass. The speed at which the glitter biodegrades depends on the local environmental factors, such as heat, moisture, and concentration of microbes but can be a minimum of just 4 weeks!
Our biodegradable glitter is certified compostable in both industrial and home composting environments and marine and wastewater biodegradable. There is no other glitter on the market like it.
The speed at which our biodegradable glitter biodegrades depends on local environmental factors, such as heat, moisture, and concentration of microbes.
Ocean Safe. Outoor Festival Safe. Urban Environment Safe.
Is biodegradable glitter better for humans?
Biodegradable glitter is not just better for the environment, it's also better for you.
- Non-toxic. No antimony. No heavy metals. Yay Biodegradable Glitter. The total antimony level in our biodegradable glitter is <0.5ppm (parts per million). This is the limit of the analysis by Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and therefore can be said to be antimony-free.
No antimony is used in the production process of biodegradable glitter, unlike the production of polyester used in traditional cosmetic and non-cosmetic plastic glitter. Levels of antimony in cosmetic plastic glitter are controlled to maximum 150ppm, correspondingly the antimony levels in non-cosmetic plastic glitter are not controlled and therefore significantly higher.
This metal, often used as a flame retardant in everyday items such as toys, can irritate the eyes and skin - not so good when we love putting sparkles on our precious faces and other delicate areas.
- Biodegradable glitter is silkier & softer. That's 30-40% softer than polyester glitter. So it's simply a better sparkly experience for your client or self.
- Globally cosmetic regulations compliant. Biodegradable glitter incorporates specially selected ingredients and pigments that meet the requirements of EC Regulation 1223/2009 and FDA Title 21 CFR Regulations.