Glitter litter: the dark side of dazzle

Examining the environmental impacts of different types of glitter
02 November 2020
Presented by Chris Smith
Production by Katie Haylor.




Recently, we’ve heard news that Morrisons, Waitrose and John Lewis’ own brand Christmas products will not contain glitter this year. And now, scientists at Anglia Ruskin University have examined the impact of a few different types of glitter on freshwater habitats by making little ponds in the lab, with river water and sediment. Katie Haylor heard from lead author Danielle Green, who explained that all the glitters they tested had an impact on the plants and algae in these ponds...


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