Balloons belong to parties not in the air
Balloons in the air are not making people happy anymore. Because they know it will eventually come down. And when it does, the consequences for animals are terrible. Luckily, since we started our campaign, more and more municipalities are banning balloon releases. Despite these initiatives, are still finding about 12 balloons per 100 metres of beach along some coastlines.
Biodegradable balloons might sound good, but they are not a viable alternative. According to the University of Wageningen, it takes these balloons years to degrade and this means that they can still block the stomachs and intestines of marine animals. Birds, fish, and marine mammals would still starve to death, even if the balloons are supposedly biodegradable. If you are looking for something that still makes people smile, think about super big blowing bubbles, kites, or a lantern procession.