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Scientists have created vegan glitter made from an ingredient found in fruit

“Conventional pigments, like your everyday glitter, are not produced sustainably". Image: UNSPLASH/Sharon McCutcheon

Douglas Broom

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This vegan glitter is from cellulose - found in plants, fruits, vegetables and wood pupl. Image: Cambridge University
this is the cellulose sheets used to make the glitter
Cellulose sparkle: sustainable glitter comes from these plant-based sheets. Image: Cambridge University

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Microplastics, such as those found in conventional glitter, contribute to environmental pollution Image: Statista

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