What Is Glitter?
Southland Institute
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A strange journey to the glitter factory. Ah, the shimmer of aluminum metalized polyethylene terephthalate. Credit Credit Chris Maggio for The New York Times Each December, surrounded by wonderlands of white paper snowflakes, bright red winterberries, and forests of green conifers reclaiming their ancestral territory from inside the nation's living rooms and hotel lobbies, children and adults delight to see the true harbinger of the holidays: aluminum metalized polyethylene terephthalate.

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