Since micro plastics are becoming more and more of a concern, how come there aren’t any calls to ban glitter popping up?

Since micro plastics are becoming more and more of a concern, how come there aren’t any calls to ban glitter popping up?

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  1. It’s more a thing of proportion. The number of microplastics coming from the breaking down of the massive amounts of shit we throw into the ocean is far greater than the amount of glitter.

  2. There are calls to ban glitter. Its one of the reasons you can now purchase biodegradable glitter. If it wasnt an issue there would be no reason for biodegradable glitter to be manufactured

  3. I’ve seen a few calls to do it but not enough.

    Personally, I’ve tried to stop buying any birthday cards that have glitter in them, but I STILL had to get one with glitter in it. You’d be surprised at how many birthday cards come with glitter on them. You don’t realize it until you start looking for it. Super fucking annoying.

    And if they don’t have the glitter, then it’s a crappy card that doesn’t apply to the person whose birthday it is, it’s ugly, or it’s not heartwarming or funny.

    There are SO many other alternatives to glitter… I wish people would stop using it in shit :/

  4. Frequency in use and allocation of resources. It doesnt mean glitter is good because it isnt banned; rather the micro plastics are much more common and in everyday items.

  5. A lot of individual companies at least here in the UK have banned it from their products (John Lewis, Waitrose, Morrisons). Thinking about it, I definitely see a *lot* less glitter than I used to.

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