Glitter is litter, unless you have Eco Glitter
Glitter = litter unless you have Eco Glitter!
Glitter is everywhere – the perfect accessory to a party vibe, the only problem is the ingredients in these little specks of shiny pleasures are highly toxic for the environment. True story.
Don’t believe me?
IDM Mag reported on this a few weeks back already – talk about timing 😊
Take away the G in Glitter and you left with Litter…. and in recent months the glitter trend has sky rocketed. Scientists are freaking out at the rate this micro plastic is getting into everything, even the poor fish in the oceans are choking on it, so no wonder we can’t find Nemo!
My Love for glitter and fairy dust started in my early trancing days; all my girlfriends huddled in and around my tent at a psy trance party, all getting glitter and bindis, literally a little fairy nest.
I admit I am a magpie when it comes to glitter and all things shiny, but with the recent dialogue about glitter and the new fashionable ‘Chunky’ glitter at outdoor festivals, I soon realised that we are taking this toxic product into outdoor venues like forests, farms and the seaside to go raving and look cute, all made up for a few hours, and when we leave this ‘Micro-litter’ behind, it will probably still be there when we are dead!
A big give away is that eco glitter hasn’t perfected the holographic blends yet, so if it looks like a rainbow, it’s definitely not eco-friendly glitter.”
Not all eco glitter is what it seems
A lot of glitter products nowadays say biodegradable, but they are not.
In my research I discovered that some companies that are manufacturing “eco glitter”, have just lowered the use of PET plastic but they are not actually making it from plants or bio matter.
So, it may be EU approved, but it’s still a micro plastic.
That made me sad, because now they are fooling us into believing its eco-friendly, but actually it is still harmful. I was lucky because I almost fell for it and bought kilograms worth!
But instead I got a chemist friend to look at the ingredients list and was advised against it. A big give away is that eco glitter hasn’t perfected the holographic blends yet, so if it looks like a rainbow, it’s definitely not eco-friendly glitter.
That’s how I found the real deal, I asked questions!
I advise you as the customer, to do your research, make the effort to not contribute to the litter from glitter and go green!
Mirror Moon Eco Glitter
This is why I decided to bring Eco Glitter into South Africa.
I have started my own range called Mirror Moon.
My heart was so happy to find a product that is 100% Biodegradable, VEGAN, no animal testing and ocean friendly, so the mermaids are safe to use this product. 😆
So, what does that actually mean?
And what makes my Mirror Moon Eco Glitter biodegradable?
Mirror Moon – Eco Glitter is made from Eucalyptus trees which are sustainably farmed and non-GMO.
The product is designed to disintegrate once submerged in organic matter or water waste, tiny micro-organisms break it down. It’s soft to the touch and it’s perfect for stage work, kids, festival goers and craft lovers.
In today’s day and age, there is no excuse not to lead a green lifestyle.
We are constantly consuming and taking from the environment so that we can make money, and the important things in life are being overlooked. I have been feeling so conflicted about my personal carbon footprint within my lifetime, and we are becoming more aware as a civilisation, so in choosing your next business venture, one should change to something that gives back to the environment rather than takes from it.
Even while we sleep we are bad for the environment, so in my head it’s a no brainer to choose to do your business dealings in an eco-friendly way, as well as give back to an environment charity or something in the line of your business.
Anyway, that is just my opinion. But Back to Glitter!!
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