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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 its 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

We 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.

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.

https://www.bioglitter.com/

 

Michele Fox

I’ve always been an environmental and social justice activist. I love working on creative and challenging events. It’s been great becoming a “change agent” for the event industry, marrying my personal and professional passions. Plus, reducing waste, addressing risk, and increasing innovation are simply good business practices.

At the moment, I’m working with others on the SEA Leadership Team to “build back better”. We’re using this “pause” in events to focus on sustainability, and employ superior practices when events return.

In the summer of 2019, I worked on a large, private event in NYC. This event diverted 90% of waste from the landfill. Event materials were stored for next year, donated, or recycled/composted. Biodiesel used in generators, and of course, no single use water bottles!