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  • Bioglitter™ puts some sparkle back into Christmas 2020!

    PRESS RELEASE – 3rd Dec 2020: As we all become more aware of our impact on the world around us there are sacrifices that must be made along the way – but glitter no longer needs to be one of them. While some major retailers began removing glitter products from their shelves due to environmental […]

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  • Glitter Colour Effects and The Bioglitter™ Equivalents.

    Glitter Colour Effects – Playing with the ‘Physics of Light’ Over the years ‘glitter myths’ have developed.  In this blog we aim to bust the myth of what’s behind the glitter colour effects.  I’m sad to say it’s not ‘magic’, but something far more magical, the physics of light. Glitter effects can be grouped into […]

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  • Questions relating to 100% Plastic Free, Microplastic Free and 100% Biodegradable

    Bioglitter™ is designed to biodegrade quickly and safely in natural freshwater environments. 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 simple terms such as ‘100% plastic free’ and ‘100% biodegradable’ can be misleading, used without […]

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  • Questions relating to Composting

    Composting Claims and Microplastic Pollution It’s now well recognised that glitter poses an environmental microplastic pollution issue. ECHA (European Chemical Agency) have specified that fresh water biodegradability is the level of testing required for determination of whether or not a polymeric material is considered a microplastic. Fresh water biodegradability requires a significantly higher level of performance […]

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  • Ding Dong! Ophelia!

    Ding Dong Ophelia!  Congratulations on winning BBC’s Glow Up Season 2. Another wonderful season of exceptional Make-Up Artist talent and a very welcomed escape from these COVID troubled times. Season 2 saw the use of Bioglitter™ even more than in Season 1.      Cosmetic Bioglitter™ SPARKLE Silver featured Episode 4 when Eve, Season 2 […]

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  • Clean beauty set to take the industry by storm

    Bioglitter has been cited alongside some of the global leaders in the beauty industry including BASF Colors & Effects and Beautycounter, in Preen.Me’s latest white paper on sustainability in the beauty industry and responsible ingredient sourcing. Peen.Me has put together a report which reveals a huge growth in “Clean” beauty. The Preen.Me report analysed 1.8M […]

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  • BIOGLITTER® HITS THE CNN HEADLINES

    Fantastic news for Bioglitter®, we didn’t just hit the national news this week, but the international news! American based, international broadcast media, CNN, interviewed our very own director, Stephen Cotton, to talk about the glitter issue and how Ronald Britton is tackling microplastic pollution with the development of Bioglitter®. CNN also interviewed our distributor in […]

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  • Greenwashing and misleading ‘Biodegradable’ glitter claims

    Newpaper spokesperson  –  “To protect mother earth, each copy contains a certain percentage of recycled paper.” Lisa Simpson  –  “And what percent is that?” Newpaper spokesperson  –  “Zero, Zero’s a percent” Glitter Greenwashing Greenwashing is the practice of making an unsubstantiated or misleading claim about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company […]

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  • BEWARE – FALSE GREEN GLITTER CLAIMS

    The Glastonbury stance on reducing plastic pollution, including a ban on non-biodegradable glitter, hit the headlines this year, but there are some unscrupulous firms misleading or even worse, simply lying about their green credentials, in order to continue to sell glitter. Called greenwashing, some companies are simply rebranding plastic products as biodegradable and eco-friendly. Our […]

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  • BIOGLITTER® AND GRAMMY WINNERS

    Another great story to announce today!  Bioglitter® is working with none other than Annie Lennox for a new exhibition in Boston. One of the greatest singer, song writers of all time, Annie Lennox, former lead singer of Eurythmics, has chosen to use Bioglitter® as part her new art exhibition and performance at the renowned Massachusetts […]

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  • Bioglitter® on the box!

    We’ve had some incredible coverage in the last few weeks, from international and national news pieces to radio and TV. In fact, just a few days ago, none other than our very own directors, Stephen Cotton, and Andrew Thompson were filming with the BBC. We took the BBC team around our warehousing and development labs […]

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