A Beautiful Weirdo™ Eco Glitter is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic-based glitter.
It has been developed to help tackle the part glitter plays in microplastic pollution as microplastics last forever.
This glitter uses plant material as its basis rather than polyester and will naturally degrade into harmless substances in the environment.
All our products are compliant with worldwide microplastic legislation. We also use no plastics within our packaging for both our beauty and stationery products.
The World is facing a major issue with plastic pollution and glitter has played its own part.
Being defined as a microplastic, traditional polyester glitter takes hundreds of years to to degrade.
Glitter in cosmetics can fall off in the natural environment, or get into the wastewayer after showering, which can then end up in our rivers and oceans.
Once in the natural environment, glitter like all other microplastics, can cause physical harm to small organisms and end up entering the food chain.
Therefore, making a glitter that would degrade in the natural environment is is absolutely neccessary.
It is also important to be mindful that the extent of glitter pollution is very small in comparision to to other forms of microplastic marine pollution such as vehicle tyre dust & fibres from man made fabrics.
However, we believe here at A Beautiful Weirdo™ that we should be mindful of our impact we are directly contributing to keeping our planet safe.