(Re)consider that glitter
Glitter has become incredibly popular in the past few years, especially in children’s accessories, clothing, and toys. The sad fact is that glitter is a form of micro-plastic and ends up in our waterways by being washed down the drain, washed in the washing machine, or by being broken down in landfills. These tiny plastic bits then collect in the stomach’s of plankton, fish, shellfish, seabirds, and other marine life which can cause them to die of starvation or disease. Not to mention what it’s doing to humans when we ingest it through seafood or our water sources.
So be mindful of this when shopping for your kids and try to avoid these products whenever possible.⠀
And if you just can’t bear to live in a world without glitter, there are biodegradable glitters starting to become available, which are made from plants. Phew!