About the TEL Team
By teaching staff to make better use of teaching technologies, we support curriculum innovation and digital skills development. We also aid staff in the design and creation of digital and paper-based learning resources.
Based in Organisational Development (part of Human Resources), we're a friendly group of elearning experts, instructional designers and learning technologists.
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If you are interested in starting a project with us, please send an email to email@example.com.
Fun Christmas fact
Glitter was invented in 1934 by American Henry Ruschmann. He discovered an efficient way of cutting plastic in to thousands of tiny pieces*.
Ruschmann founded Meadowbrook Inventions. Set in the middle of a working cattle farm, the company is still a major global supplier of glitter. This is made clear by their slogan, “Our glitter covers the world.”
* This means that glitter is an often-overlooked micro-plastic. Traditional polyester glitter takes hundreds of years to degrade. It continues to play a small, yet significant part in the ongoing plastic crisis the world now faces.
Thankfully, you can now buy eco-friendly cosmetic and crafting glitter that doesn't contain plastic. Instead it uses aluminium—a naturally occurring metal—and cellulose from eucalyptus trees. With the help of microbes and bacteria in the natural environment, the glitter bio-degrades to leave little to no trace. Look for retailers selling cosmetic, deco or craft bio-glitter.