The plastic-free battle is set to tackle glitter.
Glitter, glitter, glitter everywhere.
That’s not an exaggeration. As anyone who’s ever even breathed near the stuff knows, it has a habit of taking over, and turning up days after you think you’ve got rid of every last piece.
Now, a campaign group has gone further, calling for the complete ban of plastic glitter and lustre from the UK.
38 Degrees has launched a petition appealing to Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to enact the ban.
Speaking to the Guardian, David Innes from 38 Degrees said: “Glitter might look lovely but, because it’s plastic, it sticks around long after the sparkle has gone – often in the stomachs of fish and birds.”
The petition says: “We have no idea what long term effects micro-plastic will have on us, our children or the other animals and plants that share our planet. This is a very disturbing thought. Next time you eat something, what will you think?”
The petition has already got more than 1,500 of its aimed-for 2,000 signatures.
Glitter fans need not fear though, there are plenty of environmentally friendly brands of glitter, which are biodegradable, so a glitter ban doesn’t mean we’ll all sparkle less.