My least favorite thing about the December holidays is glitter! How many of the holiday cards will you receive that contain glitter? TOO MANY! Please do not purchase cards wrapping paper or anything containing glitter. Some spread it everywhere by putting it in their hair or in their make-up.
I know some think glitter is festive, but glitter is something we can live without! We know what a mess glitter is to clean up and it creates the same problem in our waterways. It’s impossible to manage and I am sure we ingest some of it also. It is not healthy and some scientists are calling for it to be banned.
A few facts about glitter will surprise you!
- Glitter is made of a microplastic known as Mylar, which is hurting ocean life
- This plastic accounts for 92.4% of the 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean
- Marine life is mistaking glitter for food, which is damaging their livers
- Every tiny sparkly bit takes thousands of years to break down