Should glitter be banned?

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Scientists say glitter is bad for the environment, so should we stop using it altogether?

Period5 Dec 2017

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  • TitleShould glitter be banned?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeWeb
    Description‘Tis the season to go overboard on glitter – in costumes, decorations, make-up and even men’s beards.

    Then there are the more unconventional uses for the sparkly substance – for instance, to turn stretch marks into art, to exact revenge on your enemies, as a form of protest, and, erm, as a vaginal decoration.

    But more and more experts are voicing concerns about the environmental impact of using glitter, with some scientists calling for it to be banned outright.
    Producer/AuthorDeclan Cashin
    PersonsAnas Ghadouani