Confetti is a lot of small pieces of paper or other material that is thrown into the air at a celebration such as party or a wedding. Confetti comes in a variety of colors and shapes.
In some places including Europe, the use of confetti is banned due to health problems of people, animals or the earth, or due to the work needed to clean up the confetti afterward. Foil and plastic confetti are not biodegradable. Some cans are illegal due to banned items in them.
The first known use of confetti was in 1815, as the Italian word "confetto" meaning "sweetmeat".
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- ↑ Definition of confetti from Oxford Dictionaries Online, web:  Archived 2011-05-30 at the Wayback Machine.
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- ↑ "Is Confetti Biodegradable? - Thinking Sustainably". www.thinkingsustainably.com. 2021-08-14. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
- ↑ Julia, Karen (2022-01-01). "A Guide to Wedding Confetti Etiquette". Karen Julia Photography. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
- ↑ "Is Confetti Biodegradable? (And Alternatives to Confetti) - Conserve Energy Future". www.conserve-energy-future.com. 2022-02-07. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
- ↑ US EPA, OECA (2013-05-09). "Confetti String Clean Air Orders Settlement". www.epa.gov. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
- ↑ "Definition of CONFETTI". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2022-12-31.