Wisdom from Kirsty at Love of all Weddings exploring some brilliant eco alternatives that don't harm the earth....
Both confetti and glitter are popular at weddings throughout the year, and there’s no denying that they can help create some show stopping photograph opportunities. However, as we become more environmentally aware, is it time that we cut out these traditionally plastic props? Perhaps we don’t need to cut it out completely, but instead embrace some more eco friendly alternatives.
Standard glitter which is often used within decorations, for table scattering and for adding a bit of sparkle to faces, are made from microplastics. These are the same microplastics that are being removed from make up products due to the environmental damage they cause when they make their way into our oceans. However, scientist have created a biodegradable alternative to glitter, which is created from eucalyptus plants. Due to the lack of plastic, this glitter is much softer to the touch and decomposes within a couple of months, where as traditional glitter would remain for years and years. So when you’re doing your glitter shopping, make sure that you’re checking what it’s made from!
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