Warm and wet conditions are ideal, and higher concentrations of microbes will increase the rate of biodegradation. The rate of degradation is determined by what size the eco glitter is and what condition it finds itself in.
Bioglitter® is very stable and will not biodegrade on the shelf. Biodegradation will only be initiated in compost, soil, waste-water, freshwater or marine environments where microorganisms are present.
Bioglitter® as supplied in dry form, has an indefinite shelf life providing it is stored in a dry dark, cool environment, out of direct sunlight, away from direct heat sources and not exposed to microorganisms. However, for good manufacturing practice, we would recommend you use the product within 3 years to ensure optimal condition.