International Waste Platform and Gallifrey Foundation joined forces to ban plastic balloons. Surely we are beyond the point that single-use plastics used just for fun is acceptable.
Plastic balloons pose a serious risk to our environment. Join our collaborative campaign and feel free to use this poster to spread awareness about the impact of balloons.
Publication by KIMO ‘Studies in Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK show the scale of balloon debris as a form of marine litter. For example, in the Netherlands, balloons are in the top 10 items of beach litter.’
Watch this Video ‘When Balloons Fly‘ by ZoosVictoria
Helium use for fun is not sustainable and irresponsible, Helium resources are limited and this scarcity puts pressure on medical healthcare . Despite claims that biodegradable balloons biodegrade, tests show that biodegradability is limited. Strings and plastic closures on balloons harm wildlife, due to entanglement and digestion.
Wageningen University on balloons “Animals mistake remains from balloons for food, which may cause blockage of stomach and intestines and may lead to starvation. Latex rubber, in spite of its natural origin, does not degrade quickly enough to avoid ingestion by marine wildlife and potential damage to their digestive system.”
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