What horseshit.

Arts and crafts enthusiasts have known for years that glitter tends to attach itself everywhere and never seems to come off. Scientists now say that the sticky decorations are also an ecological hazard that needs to be banned across the globe.

Environmental scientists are arguing that the risk of pollution, specifically to the oceans, is too great to ignore and the tiny plastic particles need to be outlawed.

“I think all glitter should be banned, because it’s microplastic,” Dr. Trisia Farrelly of New Zealand’s Massey University said, via the Independent.

Microplastics are defined as plastics which are less than five millimeters in length. The small size of the craft supply reportedly makes them appealing for many animals, who eat the dangerous objects. A study by Professor Richard Thompson claimed that plastics were found in a third of all fish caught in Great Britain.

“I was quite concerned when somebody bought my daughters some shower gel that had glitter particles in it,” Thompson said. “That stuff is going to escape down the plughole and potentially enter the environment.”

Some British nurseries have already banned the products from their facilities as the country is expected to officially ban items which contain microbeads in 2018.

“There are 22,000 nurseries in the country, so if we’re all getting through kilos and kilos of glitter, we’re doing terrible damage,” director of Tops Day Nurseries Cheryl Hadland told the BBC.

In the U.S., only seven states have passed legislation to restrict the use and sale of microbeads in products like facial scrubs and body washes. California became the first to place a ban on the products in 2015.

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  1. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Makes me want to get a BIG bottle of glitter, and shake it all over my front yard.

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    The new humane execution method. Forget the lethal injection drugs, just strap the prisoner to a gurney, put a mask over his/her face and pump in glitter till they stop breathing. They get to pick the color.

  3. Leonard Jones says:

    Fuck Gaia right where she shits! I saw this story on Drudge yesterday and
    deemed it too goddamn stupid to bother reading for fear my IQ would suffer
    irreparable damage. This is my way of saying I am with Woodman on this
    one. I cannot even think of a reason to buy an industrial size jar of glitter,
    short of mixing it with finger paint as I slide into senile dementia but I am
    thinking of buying some nonetheless!

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