The environmental impact of glitter

It’s the thing that adds a bit of spark to your costume, but experts say it’s a stinker for the environment.

Glitter, which is a microplastic, and like microbeads causes a devastating impact on humans and animals, especially marine life.

Anthropologist and senior lecturer at Massey University, Trisia Farrelly, has been looking closely at the harm caused by chemicals in consumer plastics.

 

The environmental impact of glitter
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