WHAT IS BIOGLITTER®?
Bioglitter®, is the trademark and brand name of a range of eco-friendly alternatives to traditional plastic based glitter. It has been developed, and continues to be developed, to tackle the part of microplastic pollution created by glitter.
Completely unique, Bioglitter®, uses plant derived material as it’s basis rather than plastic and is PROVEN though ISO14851 freshwater testing to biodegrade into harmless substances in the natural environment.
Bioglitter® replaces the polyester film used in traditional glitter with a unique and special form of cellulose from hardwoods, primarily eucalyptus sourced from responsibly managed and certified plantations, operating to PEFC™ www.pefc.org standards. This core in its own right possesses excellent eco-credentials, in it being biodegradable in all environments; certified compostable in both industrial (EN13432, EN14995, ASTM D6400, ISO 17088) and home composting environments (OK Compost Home) and also marine biodegradation approved to ASTM D6691-09
As we progress along the Bioglitter® journey with our latest product, Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE, we now use a new environmentally friendly coating based on natural resins to produce a glitter, which is plastic-free and independently certified freshwater biodegradable. These are eco-credentials never achieved before in the glitter industry.
Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE also introduces a new ‘Soft Focus Iridescent’ glitter effect to the industry.
There are two key ultimate goals we are driving to achieve with ALL Bioglitter® products;
1 – Removing the Plastic, so it’s no longer a microplastic.
2 – Biodegradable in the natural environment, so it leaves minimal or no trace.
For more information on the background to Bioglitter®, why we have developed it and more about what it is, please visit our dedicated consumer education site: discoverbioglitter.com.