Nowadays, there is a lot of green washing, especially when it comes to glitter alternatives. Some unscrupulous manufacturers rebrand their Biodegradable Glitter as eco-friendly even though it may cause environmental damage.
It is misleading and outright false to market glitter as biodegrad or eco-friendly. To make a genuinely eco-friendly purchase, you need to understand the materials use in alternative products.
When you are purchasing the Chunky Glitter Makeup or Environmentally Friendly Glitter, make sure you have Chunky Eye Glitter for you need.
Glitter based on cellophane
It was first developed in the 1930s as a cellulose-base bioplastic. However, its chemical structure cannot be biodegrad in the natural environment even though it is made from cellulose, a natural plant fiber.
Glitter made of cellulose acetate
The biodegradable material cellulose acetate does not break down in the natural environment, so it is no greener than plastic. Cigarette butts are also made from this material.
Cellulose is modifie by regeneration.
Making “eco-friendly” glitter is also possible using modifie regenerate cellulose (MRC). To give this glitter its shine, aluminum and a thin plastic layer are typically coat over the core material, derived from natural materials like eucalyptus trees.
Glitter made from compostable materials
Compost glitter is not biodegradable, so the term is misleading.
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