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

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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 qualification and don’t necessarily describe the eco credentials of a product, especially a product comprising several raw materials.

At Ronald Britton, we believe OK biodegradable WATER certification cuts through the confusion.  Moreover, the ISO 14851 and ISO 14852 biodegradability tests at the heart of this certification are also specified by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in its 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

Key Points:

  • Bioglitter™ biodegrades quickly and safely in the natural environment
  • A level of certification considered the highest of its kind in the world
  • Certification cuts through confusing messages around plastic content and biodegradability
  • Biodegradable doesn’t mean an excuse to litter, we do not encourage indiscriminate use of glitter outdoors