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  • Does Bioglitter™ dissolve in water, would that not be a good thing?

    No Bioglitter™ does not dissolve in water.  Microorganisms found in the natural environment are needed to digest Bioglitter™ and transform it into harmless substances; carbon dioxide, water and biomass.  No microbes = No biodegradation   Dissolving and biodegrading are completely different. Something that dissolves does not go away, it’s still there in the water, it just […]

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  • What is the shelf life of Bioglitter™?

    Bioglitter™ is very stable and will not biodegrade until its put into environments where microorganisms are present. Bioglitter™ as supplied in dry form, has an indefinite shelf life, providing it is stored in a dry, cool environment, out of direct sunlight, away from direct heat sources and not exposed to microorganisms.   For good manufacturing practice […]

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  • Is Bioglitter™ toxic or harmful to humans or the environment?

    All Bioglitter™ products are non-toxic and pass:- EN71 European Toy Regulations, as detailed in the specific product information. Global Cosmetic Regulations, as detailed in the specific product information. All Bioglitter™ product ranges meet the ecotoxicity and heavy metals (13 heavy metals evaluated) for TÜV OK biodegradable WATER certification.

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  • Does Bioglitter™ contain aluminium, and if so, how can it still be called biodegradable?

    Bioglitter™ SPARKLE product ranges contain a very small amount of aluminium, used to give it it’s shine.  The aluminium layer in Bioglitter™ SPARKLE is extremely thin, more than 200 times thinner than a human hair and is neither toxic nor ecotoxic. Aluminium is the most abundant metallic element in the earth’s crust and as its […]

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  • What is antimony and is it in Bioglitter™?

    Antimony is a heavy metal used as a catalyst in the production of polyester and some remains after production in the polyester as an impurity.  Antimony long term exposure can cause irritation and ultimately can cause more serious health effects. The total antimony level in Bioglitter™ is <0.5ppm (parts per million) evaluated by Inductively Coupled […]

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  • Is Bioglitter™ REACH registered?

    Ronald Britton Ltd Bioglitter™ is defined as a finished article and therefore does not require registration under REACH. Article 3(3) of REACH regulation states – “article: means an object which during production is given a special shape, surface or design which determines its function to a greater degree than does its chemical composition”. Glitter clearly […]

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  • Is Bioglitter™ edible?

    Bioglitter™ non-toxic and non-harmful.  However, Bioglitter™ is not a foodstuff and therefore not intended for consumption.

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  • Bioglitter™ and common allergies?

    Bioglitter™ is free of the 14 common food allergens. None of our raw materials knowingly contain any common allergens and our manufacturing equipment is not used to produce any other products that contain allergens.

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  • Does Bioglitter™ contain any CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Toxic) ingredients?

    The Bioglitter™ products supplied Ronald Britton Ltd do not contain any ingredients listed as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction according to annex VI of the CLP Regulation, registered under REACH (EC) 1907/2006 and/or notified under CLP (EC) 1272/2008.

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  • ALL THAT’S BIOGLITTER™ CAN BE GOLD!

    Bio-glitter® strikes GOLD in-cosmetics global 2017 Make-Up Award.

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    BIOGLITTER® AT HOLDTIGHT NEW ZEALAND

    Great to see Bio-Glitter® used by BodyFX at the #HoldTight festival in New Zealand.

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  • SONY BRAVIA – GLITTER BALLOONS ADVERT

    SONY BRAVIA – GLITTER BALLOONS ADVERT

    Bio-glitter’s biodegradable properties were perfect for shooting this video, as any glitter left behind after clean up would naturally degrade away in the environment.

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