WHAT IS BIOGLITTER™?
Bioglitter™ is the trademark and brand name of a range of eco-friendly alternatives to glitter (plastic-based glitter). It has been developed and continues to be developed, to tackle the part of microplastic pollution created by glitter.
This is not glitter… This is Bioglitter
Apart from its physical appearance Bioglitter™ has different physical properties and is derived from different raw materials than glitter.
Invented and manufactured by Ronald Britton Ltd, a British company, Bioglitter™, uses natural and plant derived material as its basis rather than plastic. It is PROVEN through ISO14851 and ISO14852 freshwater testing of the whole Bioglitter product, core and coating, to quickly biodegrade into harmless substances in the natural environment.
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) for determination of whether or not a polymeric material is considered a microplastic.
Currently, four of the five product ranges are TÜV Austria, OK biodegradable WATER certified. This is the highest level of independent certification for fresh water biodegradability in the world. Nevertheless, we remain committed to the future development of both existing and new Bioglitter™ products.
• Bioglitter™ is designed to biodegrade quickly and safely in the natural environment
• We believe that certification cuts through confusing messages around plastic content and biodegradability
• Biodegradable doesn’t mean an excuse to litter, we do not encourage indiscriminate use of glitter outdoors
For more information on the background to Bioglitter™, why we have developed it and more about what it is, please visit our dedicated knowledge and education site: discoverbioglitter.com