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  • Glitter, Plastic Pollution and Bioglitter™.

    Cutting through the eco glitter jargon; compostable, biodegradable, plastic free, microplastic……. What does it all mean?   Glitter, Plastic Pollution and Bioglitter™. Stephen Cotton, director of Ronald Britton Ltd, the creators of the world’s most eco-friendly glitter brand, Bioglitter™, talks us through the glitter pollution issue, and how to cut through the jargon to know […]

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  • What does TÜV, “OK Biodegradable WATER” Certification mean?

    OK biodegradable WATER by TÜV, Austria Products certified for OK Biodegradable WATER are GUARANTEED by TUV to biodegrade in natural, freshwater environments and thus substantially contribute to the reduction of waste in rivers, lakes or any natural freshwater.   Criteria required to be satisfied to be awarded OK Biodegradable WATER certification status:-  1 Biodegradation Passes Fresh Water Biodegradable Water […]

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  • Bioglitter – Biodegradable glitter in the natural environment

    Bioglitter™ – PROVEN biodegradation in natural and freshwater environments. Biodegradability Testing and the Hierarchy of Biodegradability Testing Environments. The table below provides an illustration of the hierarchy of different levels of biodegradability testing available, relevant to different environments.  It is essential that the glitter is tested in its finished form (ie with coating) at this is […]

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  • What is the ECHA Restriction Proposal for Microplastic?

    What is ECHA? ECHA is The European Chemicals Agency.  It is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU’s groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness.   What is ‘ECHA Restriction Proposal for Microplastic, Jan 2019’? ECHA’s Microplastic Proposal, Jan 2019 or […]

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  • What is cellulose and are all forms of Cellulose film the same?

    Cellulose is the substance that makes up most of a plant’s cell walls. Since it is made by all plants, it is probably the most abundant organic compound on Earth. Cellulose is a biodegradable polysaccharide. A polysaccharide is a type of carbohydrate. All forms of Cellulose film are NOT the same. There are several forms […]

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  • What is PLA (poly lactic acid) and why we DON’T use bio-plastics like PLA in Bioglitter®?

    PLA is a thermoplastic polyester bio-polymer.  It is produced by the chemical conversion of corn into dextrose, the dextrose is then fermented to lactic acid, which is then polymerised into polylactic acid, PLA for short. Bio-plastics such as PLA WILL NOT biodegrade in the natural environment, they need the man-made conditions (elevated temperatures and extremely […]

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