Glitter Is Also Terrible For The Environment

by: Well Made Clothes Staff | 3 years ago | News

Image: glitter galore at Coach SS18. Image source.

Maybe you previously knew glitter was the worst, at least on a day-to-day level. There is always a speck you can’t rub off your face after a hectic night out, or a tonne of it trapped forever in between tiny carpet fibres after a hectic time spent babysitting your 5-year-old nephew. It is deeply annoying stuff.

But also it is a lot more than annoying; it is ruining the oceans. Glitter is usually made out of plastic and aluminium bonded with polyethylene terephthalate to make up microplastics, which have already polluted our natural waterways beyond scientific recognition.

Now, nurseries in the UK are working together to ban the use of glitter entirely. One group (made up of 19 nurseries) in southern England is pioneering the movement by stopping a combined 2,500 children from using it. Harriet Pacey, the business development director at Tops Day Nurseries explained to the Guardian: “We want to do something we have control over.”

While plenty of people are probably on the cusp of calling it “HEALTH AND SAFETY GONE BANANAS”, it’s becoming increasingly important to take these small (relative to the scale of the problem) public stands.

Glue old pasta on that Christmas card instead!

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