Ronald Britton Ltd (part of Colorlord Ltd group) a British company established in 1945 and based near Manchester in the north-west of England, has been involved with the supply of glitter products to UK markets since the 1970’s.
In 2010, Ronald Britton Ltd recognised that plastic glitter, due to its small size, being made from plastic and its use in many single-use applications, could be a contributor to environmental microplastic pollution.
With no credible alternatives available, Ronald Britton Ltd embarked on a journey to develop the technology and manufacturing capabilities to trailblaze the industry and provide consumer brands, contract manufacturers and consumers with a viable option to move away from traditional plastic glitters.
Bioglitter™ is the manifestation of that vision and a journey to ultimately offer a range of eco friendly glitters that are independently certified biodegradable in natural, fresh water environments.
Ronald Britton Ltd is the inventor, manufacturer and brand owner of Bioglitter™.
Bioglitter™ is designed to biodegrade quickly and safely in natural freshwater environments. Ronald Britton Ltd uses TÜV OK biodegradable WATER certification as a simple and clear means of communicating this fact to our customers. We have taken this approach as terms such as ‘100% plastic free’ and ‘100% biodegradable’ can be used without qualification and don’t necessarily describe the eco credentials of a product.
At Ronald Britton, we believe OK biodegradable WATER certification cuts through the confusion. Moreover, the ISO14851 and ISO14852 tests at the heart of this certification are also specified by ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) in its proposed EU Microplastic legislation due to be published in 2022. These tests are used to determine whether or not a polymeric material is considered a microplastic.
Ronald Britton Ltd is an ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified company.