Until recently, I was kind of unaware of the real problem with glitter. A little sparkle doesn’t hurt anyone right? Wrong!
Glitter is non-biodegradable and is actually made up of tiny plastic pieces. Believe it or not, these tiny pieces of plastic that we use to give a bit of sparkle, end up causing a massive problem for our marine life.
The glitter we use ends up being washed down the drain. It then becomes part of the growing problem of "microplastics" in our waterways. This glittery plastic contaminated water is consumed by plankton, fish, and birds. The really sad thing is that animals die from starvation when microplastics collect in their systems. The glitter material can even make its way up the food chain to end up on our plates which is not good for us either!
So what can we do about it?
A simple swap can make a big difference.
We all know that glitter makes everything look better! It is especially useful for adding a little sparkle to your eyes for a party or a special occasion. We have found a fabulous company that makes biodegradable glitter! This means that once it gets washed down the drain, it won’t cause a problem for the wildlife. It’s glitter without the litter!
Sparkle Fantasy have created a beautiful range of biodegradable plastic-free body glitters. Animal cruelty free and vegan friendly, the glitters are non-toxic and free from heavy metals.
They are super gentle, no nasty chemicals or sharp edges, but give that premium look to make you look and feel amazing.
Sparkle Fantasy have even gone one step further. Their packing is now plastic free too!
Checkout the range of biodegradable body glitters available at Jersey Beauty.
These little pots of glittery love would make perfect little stocking fillers!