Microplastics in the Ocean, Why Cellulose that Biodegrades in Nature Is Important
The amount of plastics in the ocean is crazy! By 2050, researchers say plastics will triple the amount of fishes in the ocean! Something needs to be done ASAP! What can you do to help the planet? If you are a glitter fan, then you should know why is crucial to replace standard plastic glitter with a more environmentally friendly glitter.
The increasing amount of microplastics in the ocean is causing an environmental crisis! Plastic glitter is basically microplastics, and if you have been using standard glitter for the past years then you probably have been contributing to this issue. But here is how you can start to make the difference... Do you like to help the planet? Of course you do!
Replace Standard Plastic Glitter with Biodegradable Glitter
Since standard glitter is basically microplastics in the ocean, which is a big deal, and we know glitter is too pretty to give it up, then we should start looking for a new type of glitter. One that does not hurt the environment after being used. Luckily, there is already a new eco-glitter that is made with cellulose that biodegrades in nature. This is awesome!
Also, keep in mind there are many reasons to replace standard glitter now, including;
Microplastics in the ocean attract toxins and act like magnets for dangerous elements
If microplastics are ingested by ocean organisms, they can end up dead or with toxicological consequences
Many governments around the globe are implementing laws to control the use of plastics
The US government has already prohibited the use of microplastics in cosmetics (since January 2018)
Glitter companies need to only market naturally biodegradable products if they want to survive since plastic glitter has to be replaced urgently...
It is not a matter of IF standard glitter is replaced, it is a matter of WHEN!
Watch Out with Fake Biodegradable Glitters!
You also need to remember there will be many wanting to take advantage of this opportunity. They will see a golden chance here to make false claims about biodegradability. Do not be fooled! For example, some talk about PLA biodegradable glitter, but there is not such a thing! PLA glitter is not biodegradable in nature. Here is what you should know about it;
PLA is categorized as #7 in the plastic recycling types (the three-arrow recycling symbol normally found in plastics contains a number)
PLA biodegradable glitter usually refers to that compostable glitter that needs special conditions to actually biodegrade
Is PLA biodegradable? If you have access to industrial composting high heat or are willing to take every little particle of glitter to a composting bin, then it is... But of course, these two conditions are not realistic!
It Is All in the Cellulose Type!
Only the Bioglitter products can guarantee perfect biodegradability thanks to their unique type of cellulose:
Bioglitter uses a special cellulose that does not need industrial settings to decompose
It replaced the core polyester film of standard glitter with eucalyptus derived cellulose
The special cellulose of the Bioglitter products has passed the fresh water test, which is the only way to guarantee biodegradability in any environment
Using Bioglitter is the best way to fight microplastics in the ocean!