Identify the real Bio-Glitter: Don't harm yourself or the environment

Plastic Glitter has a dark side, it is not as shiny as you think. It is time to make a change with Bio-Glitter and learn the importance of a biodegradability certification to help the environment, flora, fauna, and your skin as well.

It is not a secret how much the environment is affected by non-eco-friendly materials. Depending on the product, it could take 100 years before they degrade in a natural way. During this time it can wreak havoc on our animals, and flora. 

People are not left behind when talking about Glitter. We see ourselves exposed to this toxic product when using make-up, toys, decoration, school materials, arts, and crafts. For this reason, every day we have new products made from materials that can be recycled by the action of the environment, those are well known as ‘Biodegradable’.

Time to meet the real Bio-Glitter

This is the world’s first naturally biodegradable plant-based glitter made from naturally derived products. It is scientifically proven that it biodegrades in natural environments into harmless substances, avoiding the microplastic pollution that regular glitter creates.

Bio-Glitter is certified as OK Biodegradable WATER by TÜV, which means that the biodegradation in a natural, freshwater environment is guaranteed. Its primary base is eucalyptus (from certified plantations).

Benefits of starting to use Bio-Glitter

  • Helps reduce the pollution that plastic glitter generates (as a microplastic it will last a minimum of 100 years to degrade).
  • It has an infinite number of uses. It is cosmetic grade glitter and also safe for arts and crafts, clothing, kids. So why not give it a shiny, beautiful, and eco-friendly end as well? biodegrading instead of contributing to the pollution.
  • It has less than 0.1% of aluminum coating on its layers, turning it into a 99.9% harmless glitter.
  • It would reduce the probability of ‘microplastic’ harming the microorganisms in our ecosystem and entering the food chain, due to Bio-Glitter is certified in being biodegradable in all environments; industrial and home compostable, wastewater, freshwater, marine and approved soil biodegradable.

Bio-Glitter vs. Plastic Glitter

Certified biodegradable Bio-Glitter:

  • 100% plastic-free
  • It degrades as fast as 4 weeks in natural environments
  • Pass the freshwater test
  • It biodegrades in nature
  • Non-toxic (metal free), CMR free, Cruelty-free, GMO-free, Allergie free

 

Regular Glitter:

  • Is made of Plastic
  • It takes a minimum of 100 years to decompose
  • Not biodegradable. Due to being considered microplastic, it is basically impossible to separate from different types of garbage
  • It ends up in the water and soil, later being absorbed and eaten by marine and land species
  • When burned, you are actually melting plastic, emitting a strong smell, highly toxic
  • Contains heavy metals, which are highly toxic. Which is a problem since it is used in cosmetics and skincare products

Why is it important to use products with a Certification of Biodegradability?

There are a lot of companies that offer premium products and services claiming to be eco-friendly and plastic-free. Being mostly fake and ending up spreading microplastics into the environment.

 

To understand and learn how not to be fooled, other than words these companies should have certificates. They should be willing to show you that their products are qualified through testing to be Biodegradable. This is a way to identify its authenticity.

 

Bio-Glitter has been tested by TÜV which grants the certification of OK Biodegradable WATER, so it biodegrades in any natural Environment! This means that it doesn’t contain microplastics, being safe to use in cosmetics, body art, and for kids to play or make crafts. Also, it doesn’t harm any living creature in the making process (or wasting one). Bio-Glitter has also won:

  • Gold for ‘innovation’ at In-Cosmetics Global 2017 in London, and 2018 in Amsterdam.
  • The ‘Green and Sustainability’ category at PCHI Fountain Awards 2019 in China.

The certifications and qualifications are objective and measured through qualified biodegradability tests, verifying whether a product has microplastics or not. The main indicator to verify glitter containing microplastics is that ‘if they don’t have an OK Biodegradable WATER certificate, it is probably made of plastic or ingredients that do not biodegrade in nature (for instance PLA or non-naturally biodegradable cellulose’

 

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