Eco glitter causes same damage to rivers as ordinary product – study


All types of glitter affect life forms at base of food web, say researchers at Cambridge

glitter causes same damage to rivers

Biodegradable glitter causes the same ecological damage to rivers and lakes as the ordinary product, according to the first study of its kind on the impact of the microplastic on the environment.

Tests on ordinary glitter and so-called biodegradable or “eco glitter” were carried out by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in Cambridge.

The production of biodegradable glitter has increased as consumers are urged to turn to apparently environmentally friendly alternatives to glitter made from a type of plastic known as PET.

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