I had honestly never given glitter much thought in terms of its impact on the environment. I had wondered about its safety and potential toxicity given it can stick to the skin or scalp for such long periods of time and be hard to remove; but beyond that simple pondering, glitter has simply been glitter.
Now I find out that not all glitter is created equal, there is now biodegradable glitter available called Bioglitz!
This from their website :
“REGULAR GLITTER IS PETROLEUM-BASED PLASTIC COATED IN ALUMINUM WHICH PERSISTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.
BEING SO FINE & FLEETING, THERE IS NO WAY TO RECYCLE NOR PREVENT IT FROM ENTERING WATERWAYS & DISRUPTING MARINE LIFE AS WELL AS BIRDS, INSECTS AND THE HUMAN FOOD CHAIN.
SADLY, NORMAL GLITTER IS COMPARABLE TO MICROBEADS.
I hope at some point to post a review of this product but I thought I would let my eco -minded dance buddies know there is a biodegradable, compostable, no GMO, non animal testing product to try.