Biodegradable GLitter Frequently Asked Questions
What is BIodegradable Glitter made from?
Biodegradable Glitter is made from a special biodegradable film name eucalyptus trees which is derived from sustainable and environmentally sourced raw materials.
How long does it take for Biodegradable Glitter to biodegrade?
Rate of biodegradation is dependent upon composting conditions. The biodegradable film is accredited according to the standards referred to in the previous FAQ.
BS EN13432:2000 Requirements for composting and biodegradable recyclable packaging test scheme and evaluation criteria for final acceptance of packaging(reference to standard:iso 14855-1:2005,IDT)
EN13432:2000 standard requires more than 90% within 180 days while our testing report of biodegradable glitter shows more than 91%within 95 days.
But this is just for labs,for the environment it usually takes 6month to degrade.
Will bio glitter biodegrade in sea water?
Natural Environments e (representative f of l natural l environmental conditions)
- Home Composting – OK Compost Home
- Soil and Waster Water Biodegradability – – OK Soil & ISO15985
- Fresh Water Biodegradability – ISO14851
- Marine Biodegradability – ASTM D6601-09 (the only test method that remains from the ASTM D7081
standard that was removed 2014)
Is Biodegradable Glitter suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
Is Biodegradable Glitter free of the 14 common food allergens?
Which conditions are required for biodegradation to occur?
Heat, water and oxygen are required for effective biodegradation by microorganisms. Biodegradable plastics are metabolised by micro-organisms which transform the bioplastic product into carbon dioxide, water and biomass.
Please keep them in some airtight containers.
Will Biodegradable Glitter biodegrade on the shelf in dry form?
Biodegradable glitter is very stable and will not biodegrade on the shelf. Biodegradation will only be initiated in a soil, compost or waste-water environment where micro-organisms are present.Our original biodegrade in the raining days so please keep them dry.
Can Biodegradable Glitter be recycled with paper or board?
It can be successfully recycled with carton-board but not currently recommended for mechanical recycling with paper.
Can Biodegradable Glitter be incinerated?
Q: How to identify the biodegradable glitter?
Many stories are supposed to be biodegradable, however they have all been polyester with a marketing message that it biodegrades. Which is not wrong… It just takes a few hundred years and is not really in the spirit of what biodegradability is all about!
There is a very simple test to see if your bioglitter is truly biodegradable!
First way is a little funny but it’s a very effective test; we just burn the bio glitter.
All other glitters, PET, Holographic PET, Iridescent glitter will smell like plastic.
What about PLA?Heat the glitter up on tin foil with a naked flame from beneath.
Melt, produce synthetic-smelling smoke, and when cool, it remains stuck to the foil.
Biodegradable Glitter will smell like paper.
Another way is to put the glitter in the sand for 1 month,you can very clearly the glitter degrade.