Eco vs biodegradable confetti

Eco vs biodegradable confetti - Confettified

Our customers are always asking about eco and biodegradable varieties of confetti, and for the most part the answer can be lightly confusing. However we'll start by explaining what eco confetti is.

Our Eco Confetti isn't made of normal paper. It's made of rice paper and breaks down immediately upon touch with water. Imagine if you boil rice in a pot then drain the water, the starchy looking stuff on the sides flake off and are similar to what our eco confetti is made from.

Paper confetti takes a bit longer to break down. Our paper confetti is a lot like tissue paper (almost like how you'd make a kazoo). Once wet it becomes incredibly soft and begins to decompose into the soil making it safe for outdoors use as it won't damage the environment. What it will do is look messy for a few days, or at least until it next rains when it can begin to break down and become one with nature again by composting itself.

Both eco and paper confetti are safe for use outdoors and will have no long lasting effects on the environment. You may only need to tell your venue how long it will take to dissolve. We always recommend paper over eco confetti as it provides a superior effect, more colour and distributes itself further as it won't stick together when exposed to humid weather.

Here's a charge chart showing the different stages of confetti breaking down.

biodegradable paper confetti eco water soluble confetti
fresh confetti
after one hour of rain
after 24 hours
after 6 days