Glitter is an environmental abomination. It’s time to stop using it | Adrienne Matei

Glitter is an environmental abomination. It’s time to stop using it | Adrienne Matei

This year, several British brands announced they’d ban glitter from holiday products. US companies should follow suit

Glitter is notorious for getting everywhere – touch one sparkly Christmas card and you’ll be finding flecks of the stuff in your food, hair and carpet for months. It’s so obnoxious some people even slather a mixture of it and Vaseline on political yard signs to punish thieves. But the real issue with glitter isn’t that it’s annoying – it’s that it truly does get everywhere: not just in your home, but also into the furthest-flung corners of the Earth.

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