Bioglitter™, invented and manufactured by British company, Ronald Britton Ltd (part of Colorlord Ltd group), is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic glitter and has been developed to tackle microplastic pollution created by glitter. A development journey now spanning over a decade.
This is not glitter… This is Bioglitter™
Bioglitter™’s appearance is the only similarity with plastic glitter, Bioglitter™ is based on completely different raw materials.
Bioglitter™ uses sustainably and ethically sourced natural and plant derived materials as its basis rather than plastic. ALL our products are PROVEN to biodegrade through independent ISO14851 and ISO14852 fresh water testing of the WHOLE Bioglitter™ product, core and coating.
TÜV Austria’s fresh water certification is the ULTIMATE goal for all Bioglitter™ products. Ronald Britton Ltd uses TÜV ‘OK biodegradable WATER’ certification as a simple and clear means of communicating this fact to our customers.
We have taken this approach as terms such as ‘100% plastic free’ and ‘100% biodegradable’ can be misleading, used without qualification and don’t necessarily describe the eco credentials of a product.
We believe ‘OK biodegradable WATER’ certification cuts through the confusion. Moreover, the ISO14851 and ISO14852 tests at the heart of this certification are also specified by ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) in their proposed EU Microplastic legislation due to be published in 2022. These tests are used to determine whether or not a polymeric material is considered a microplastic.
6 of our product ranges are now TÜV ‘OK biodegradable WATER’ certified.
We remain committed to Bioglitter™ ‘Journey’ and the future development and optimisation of our products in terms of the environment, effects and performance in application.
Being able to differentiate Bioglitter™ from other glitter is becoming increasingly important for manufacturers as customers become more aware of the environmental impacts of ‘traditional’ glitter. And we’re proud to offer all our customers that peace of mind when they see the Ronald Britton’s registered Bioglitter™ logos on products made with Bioglitter™