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  il y a 1 mois

Christmas glitter banned by three major British brands

"All I want for Christmas..." is to save the planet? That's the thought from three UK brands, the grocery chains Morrisons and Waitrose, and the department store company John Lewis, who won't be selling products with glitter this year.

All glitter will be removed from their in-house brand offerings and single-use Christmas products, which means no more shiny snowflakes on Christmas cards, no sparkles on stickers and on wrapping paper.

During the holiday season, you can find glitter pretty much everywhere: on greeting cards, on the table, on candles, our clothes, cosmetics ...Afterwards, they end up as microplastics in the ocean.

That's why, this year, these three big retailers have decided to make a commitment to the environment and the reduction of microplastic waste, by banning glitter from all their products for Christmas.
This decision might not be limited to the holiday season and could be extended throughout the year, for Morrisons at least.

After being used, the glitter ends up in the sewers and becomes microplastics, which then end up in the oceans and the stomach of fish - and then back in our stomachs, when we eat them. According to a recent study published in the journal "Frontiers in Marine Science," approximately 14 million tonnes of microplastics are washed up in the oceans each year.

Compared with other microplastics, glitter’s color and shine suggest it might have certain metals or other additives that are especially harmful to the environment.

Removing glitter is a small step to protect the environment, as it makes up far less than 1% of the microplastics that pollute the environment, according to Robert C. Hale, a professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William & Mary. Plastic packaging, manufactured as larger pieces and broke down to tiny pieces, is a much bigger threat to our ecosystem than glitter.

What do you think of this initiative? Is it enough to protect our environment or should we start doing more?

Do you use a lot of glitter during the holiday season, or even at other times of the year?

Let us know what you think in the comments!

Influence your world,
Toluna Team


  il y a 1 mois
Doesn't bother me either way
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  il y a 1 mois
Did not realise this. Don't care or want glitter enough to have this hapoen.
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  il y a 1 mois
Why not use Eco Glitter , Christmas was always Sparkling
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  il y a 1 mois
awesome glitter
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  il y a 1 mois
very good! glitter should be banned all together
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  il y a 1 mois
don't see why , there's eco glitter , still safe for the planet
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  il y a 1 mois
A good move.
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  il y a 1 mois
If it can be done without then let us do without it. It’s as simple as that.
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  il y a 1 mois
can be too much at times
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  il y a 1 mois
About time. Great move!
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