Over the last few years, it has become more and more popular to release masses of balloons. There are even balloon competitions. But people would not release balloons if they knew what happened to them. What goes up, must come down. Beach litter records reveal that the number of balloon scraps and ribbons found on the beach is increasing.
The consequences for animals are terrible. They get caught in the ribbons and eat the balloons. Scraps of balloon are regularly found in the stomachs of northern fulmars. While the rubber of the balloon, unlike the plastic strings and valves, eventually degrades, this can take years.
This is why we have started this campaign. Please help us stop the release of balloons.