Sparkling Sustainably

At Projekt Glitter, we're dedicated to the environment. We prioritize local production, eco-friendly packaging, and more to create green and glamorous glitter products. Here's how:

Transforming Plastic Waste into Reusable Materials and Energy

We are excited to announce our partnership with Clean Hub, an initiative that works with local programs worldwide to intercept plastic waste and protect our valuable oceans. These programs not only prevent plastic from reaching landfills or polluting marine environments but also create employment opportunities for countless individuals in communities.

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Clean ingredients

We're proud to say that our glitter is made from regenerated eucalyptus cellulose that is responsibly sourced in the EU and produced right here in Germany. This ensures that we're not only reducing our reliance on harmful plastics but also promoting responsible forestry and keeping things local.

Our biodegradable glitter breaks down naturally within 6 months, leaving no harmful microplastics behind.

Below you will find the break down of ingredients of our two glitter collections.

  • Pisces Pro Glitter

    Sparkle Glitter

    Cellulose, Glycerin, Aqua, Urea, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Pigments

    • CELLULOSE: A natural polymer found in the cell wall of green plants used as a thickening agent.
    • GLYCERIN: Controls the viscosity of cosmetics.
    • AQUA: Good old water, aka H2O. A solvent for ingredients that do not like to dissolve in oils but rather in water. 
    • UREA: Stabilises the pH of cosmetics and maintains water content of a cosmetic both in its packaging and on the skin
    • STYRENE / ACRYLATES COPOLYMER: A film-forming polymer to create water-resistant barriers.
    • Vegan friendly
    • Same vibrant sparkle as traditional glitter
    • Biodegrades naturally (this means in the presence of heat, moisture, and bacteria) within 6 months
    Shop the SPARKLE collection 
  • Glitter

    Pearlescent Glitter

    Cellulose, Glycerin, Aqua, Urea, Shellac, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide

    • CELLULOSE: A natural polymer found in the cell wall of green plants used as a thickening agent.
    • GLYCERIN: Controls the viscosity of cosmetics.
    • AQUA: Water, aka H2O.
    • UREA: Stabilises the pH of cosmetics and maintains water content of a cosmetic both in its packaging and on the skin
    • SHELLAC: A film-forming ingredient and binding agent to allow the cohesion of different cosmetic ingredients.
    • SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE: Base for multi-layered, composite pigments.
    • TITANIUM DIOXIDE: Works as a coating with Synthetic Fluorphlogopite to create the pearl effect.
    • TIN OXIDE: Gives a glossy, pearlescent effect.
    • IRON OXIDE: Reduces translucency of cosmetics
    • FERRIC FERROCYANIDE: An inorganic pigment
    • 100% plastic and alumninium free
    • Pearlescent effect
    • Bioedgrades within 3 months
    Shop the Pearl Collection 

Bio Glitter FAQs

Is your biodegradable glitter vegan?

The answer is both yes and no. At Projekt Glitter, we offer two distinct glitter collections: Sparkle and Pearlescent. Each collection has a unique composition that aligns with our mission of promoting sustainable beauty.

Our Sparkle Collection is vegan, but contains a small amount (6%) of plastic. While we're striving to completely eliminate plastic from our products, it's currently necessary as we continue to innovate and improve our technology. We're not perfect yet, but we're dedicated to this journey.

In contrast, our Pearlescent collection is 100% free of plastic. However, it contains shellac, a natural product derived from the resin secreted by the female lac bug. Although shellac isn't considered vegan, we ensure that it's ethically sourced, causing no harm to any bugs during the extraction process.

Transparency is crucial to us, and we appreciate your consideration of Projekt Glitter for sustainable sparkle.

How long does it take for the bio glitter to breakdown?

The decomposition time can vary depending on the composting conditions. However, in ideal conditions—warm, wet, and full of microorganisms—it can break down in a few months - a vast improvement on traditional glitter which can take hundreds of years to decompose.

Where does the bio glitter from Projekt Glitter come from?

Project Glitter's bio glitter is sourced from sustainable sources and produced right here in Germany. We make a point of supporting environmentally friendly practices from sourcing to production.

Is your bio glitter safe for the ocean?

Yes, our glitter biodegrades in sea water and can be anaerobically digested, meaning it can be broken down by our fish friends too!

If biodegradable glitter is accidently ingested by marine life, it is metabolized naturally, unlike traditional glitter, which remains in the animal and accumulates up the food chain.

In short, biodegradable glitter poses no threat to the ocean or the life within it - smooth sailing!

Minimalist Majesty // Glitter Kit - Projekt Glitter

Plastic-Free Packaging

We take great pride in being a company committed to eliminating plastic and reducing waste. Here's how we do it:

  • PRODUCTS: Our products are thoughtfully packaged using eco friendly materials. We use glass containers with aluminum lids and ensure that even our labels are PVC-free.
  • SHIPPING: Our cartons, padded envelopes, and ecommerce mailers are made from responsibly-sourced certified FSC paper. Not only are these materials eco-friendly, but they are also 100% compostable.
  • MARKETING MATERIALS: Our business cards and flyers are printed on recycled or seed paper, promoting sustainability every step of the way.
  • BRANDED ATTIRE: Even our event clothes are upcycled and adorned by hand with our bio glitter, adding a touch of love while reducing waste.

    We are fully dedicated to protecting the environment and are continually looking for ways to minimize waste in all that we do.

Partnerships & Collaborations

We're not just about selling products; we're about driving change. Our partnerships with social and environmental organizations reflect this commitment. From beach clean-ups to female empowerment, choosing Projekt Glitter means joining a cause, not just buying a product.

Here are some of the initiatives and communities we proudly support:

We are licensed resellers of both Bioglitter® PURE and Bioglitter® SPARKLE

Bioglitter® SPARKLE, is 92% plastic-free and independently tested to prove it will degrade in natural freshwater environments and not just an industrial composter.  Bioglitter® PURE, is the world’s first 100% plastic-free glitter and Certified ‘OK Biodegradable WATER’ by TÜV.