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  • How long does it take to biodegrade on land or in water?

    Bioglitter® requires the presence of microorganisms to degrade.  Warm and wet conditions are ideal and higher concentrations of microbes will increase the rate of biodegradation. A good analogy is that a leaf in an arid environment will take longer to degrade than in a swamp. When tested to ISO14851 – Freshwater Biodegradability equivalent of waterways […]

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  • Does Bioglitter® dissolve in water? Would that not be a good thing?

    No Bioglitter® does not dissolve in water.  Microorganisms are needed to digest Bioglitter® and transform it into harmless substances; carbon dioxide, water and biomass. If Bioglitter® did dissolve it would NOT be a good thing as it would still be there in the water, just you would not see it.  Similar to salt dissolved in sea water, […]

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  • What is the shelf life of Bioglitter®?

    Bioglitter® is very stable and will not biodegrade on the shelf. Biodegradation will only be initiated in compost, soil, waste-water, fresh water or marine environments where microorganisms are present. Bioglitter® as supplied in dry form, has an indefinite shelf life providing it is stored in a dry dark, cool environment, out of direct sunlight, away […]

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

    Bioglitter® has been tested for 18 heavy metals and all are below the limit of detection tests and do not pose any hazard both for humans or the environment. All Bioglitter® products are non-toxic and pass EN71 European Toy Regulations along with Global Cosmetic Regulations as detailed in the specific product information. Bioglitter® Sparkle:  Ecotoxicity […]

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

    Some but not all Bioglitter® products contain aluminium. It is used in an extremely thin coating to give glitter its shine. Aluminium is the most abundant metallic element in the earth’s crust and does not biodegrade, however materials that do not biodegrade are not necessarily harmful to the environment. The aluminium in Bioglitter® represents less […]

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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). This is the limit […]

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  • Is Bioglitter® REACH registered?

    Bioglitter® is defined as a finished article and does not require registration under REACH. However, we can confirm that Bioglitter® does not contain any SVHC’s (Substances of Very High Concern) as defined under REACH.

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  • Is Bioglitter® edible?

    Although non-toxic and non-harmful, 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 Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)?

    No ‘genetically modified materials’ are used in the production process, and based on information from our suppliers none of the materials used to formulate Bioglitter® are obtained from GMO’s.

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

    No.

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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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