Plastic glitter to be banned by 2021, says 60+ UK festivals
There’s no need for plastic glitter when you can get eco glitter and festivals are stepping up to the plate.
It is no surprise that micro plastics are harmful to the environment, especially ocean life. Micro plastics are plastics that are less than 5mm in length, and include glitter and micro beads (face wash, body scrub, etc.)
These tiny plastics surpass water filtration systems without disintegrating and go straight to the oceans where they harm marine life.
Now let’s look at music festivals- the mecca of all things glitter and over-the-top fashion.
Glitter is the number one festival accessory, but when the party is over, that damage remains for years upon years, without disintegrating.
Well now, over 60 UK festivals are vowing to ban all harmful glitter by the year 2021.
A life without plastic really is fantastic
This initiative comes as part of a 35 Year Environmental plan which hopes to eliminate ALL plastic, including plastic straws, q-tips, and other single-use plastics from the country in hopes of cleaning England’s rivers, beaches and oceans.
Festivals pledging to the initiative include Boomtown Fair, Shambala, Electric Felds and much more.
Glittery gals and guys need not fret, for they can still shimmer and sheen with Eco Glitter. Just make sure it is truly biodegradable (some companies are scammers.)
In terms of festival life in South Africa, our parties can be super safe glitter wise with Mirror Moon Eco Glitter, which has been procured by a glitter fairy, Pamm Tune Raider, conscious of our responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint.
Being eco-friendly has been made easy by people finding alternatives to the products we are accustomed to using that are harmful. There is always a choice, and the choice is a no-brainer if you think about being kind to our home, Earth.
Plastic glitter has been given the boot, though we can shine brighter with eco-friendly glitter.