glitter ban

Anyone who's ever been on the receiving end of a glitter-filled birthday card or spent more than an hour in an arts-and-crafts shop knows just how annoying glitter can be. It sticks to everything and is impossible to pick off clothing or even your skin, and now scientists are warning that mother nature is just as averse to the sparkly stuff as we are.

Citing the tiny bits of shiny plastic as a huge environmental hazard, glitter is now in the crosshairs of both scientists and government agencies who want to outright ban it, and their case is quite strong.

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Glitter is messy, annoying, and it’s apparently also destroying the oceans originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at 13:02:04 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.