Microplastic is one of the biggest pollutants and threats our environment is currently facing. It is estimated that over 51 trillion tiny pieces of plastic is floating around in the worlds oceans and in the atmosphere.
Since microplastic is such a common effect of our modern households, not many can say they haven't contributed to the pollution. But there are many ways you can take action every day to try and minimise the footprint you leave behind. One of them is in your use of glitter.
.Our vision since day one has been to spread awareness about plastic pollution through the joy of sparkles. We believe that if you meet consumers at eye height we can plant small shining seeds of ways to make a difference on their path.
EcoSparkles Biodegradable Glitters are made on a base ingredient of plant based cellulose from sustainably sourced eucalyptus trees. These trees come from European plantations, promising responsible growth and harvest of the plants. EcoSparkles Classic Glitters are both Vegan and Cruelty Free.
EcoSparkles Biodegradable Shimmer Is not vegan, one of it’s components ‘shellac’ comes from a resin sap that is left on trees by beetles to protect larvae, once hatched this resin is left behind and harvested, no beetles or larvae are harmed in the process but as a by-product this cannot be classed as vegan. EcoSparkles Shimmer is Cruelty Free.
We believe in giving as much back to our earth as possible. The glitter journey started in the South American rainforest for us, and we still support the Wildlife Rescue Center Amazoonico in Ecuador every year with our collection during green weekend.
We have pledged to donate 8% of our yearly surplus to charities fighting for a better future for our earth and it's inhabitants. Other than this we love to support as many environmental projects as possible, so if you are planning a litter pick or a beach clean, please let us know and tell us how we can help.
Other ways EcoSparkles takes action every day:
Our packaging is as sustainable as possible:
* The pots are made of glass with aluminium lids (recyclable)
* The refill bags are made of biodegradable plastic
* The glue pots are made of aluminium (recyclable)
Our shipping packages contain no or little plastic:
* We pack everything in recycled cardboard boxes.
* We use wood shavings as protection instead of polystyrene and bubble wrap.
* Our flyers and business cards are made from recycled material too.
To help customers buy closer to home we make wholesale agreements with different companies around the world, so we can help to save our world from too much transatlantic shipping.
You can hire The Glitter Girls and Boys to do event glitter, makeup and bodypaint.
To get a quote on a project or to hire the squad, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and mention you read about EcoSparkles on Beyond Bamboo - working towards and going beyond sustainability