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Victory! Your team has just won on the field and the fans are jubilant. How can you capture their emotion and punch it to bring them to new heights of frenzy? There is no better way than to shoot off huge quantities of confetti. Every blast will bring another roar from the crowd!

Capturing that old American spirit of celebrating with confetti has only one problem- cleaning up the mess afterwards.

One company has solved that problem with GreenMagic (trademark and patent pending)- a confetti that vanishes in contact with water. Just hose the field down after the game, and GreenMagic confetti will just dissolve. 

Shore Manufacturing, a New Jersey-based company, says that best of all, it won’t harm the environment: it’s all natural and bio-degradable. It is already in use on some cruise ships, as evidenced by the photo with this article. Having the confetti go overboard is not a problem, as the seawater dissolves it almost instantly.

It is recommended for use by the federal agency NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), which conducted extensive laboratory tests. Green Magic is the only environment-safe confetti approved by the U.S. government.

The history of Shore Manufacturing goes back a long way. It all started with Brooklyn Lace around 1850. They made ship-to-shores, confetti and lace. That company was bought by Shore Manufacturing, which started in the 1950s.

They then got a patent on christening bottles in the 1960s, and achieved a tremendous level of publicity: First Lady Jackie Kennedy was pictured in the New York Times using one of its christening bottles to launch a submarine in 1962.

Shore expanded into the confetti business in the 90s, and are now the largest American-based manufacturer of confetti.

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If you want to contact Shore Manufacturing, you may send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Clifford Cunningham

Dr. Clifford Cunningham is a planetary scientist. He earned his PhD in the history of astronomy at the University of Southern Queensland, and has undergraduate degrees in science and ancient history from the University of Waterloo. In 2014 he was named a contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica. He is the author of 14 books on asteroids and the history of science. In 1999 he appeared on the TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Asteroid 4276 was named in his honor in 1990 by the International Astronomical Union based on the recommendation of its bureau located at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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