Balloons & The Environment
We care about the environment and are committed members of the Pro Environment Balloon Alliance (PEBA) as well as ensuring we only stock the best quality 100% biodegradable latex balloons made in the USA.
We do not support or facilitate the deliberate release of balloons and encourage our customers to disposes of their balloons responsibly - Don't let it go! Pin it & Bin it.
PEBA is driving environmentally responsible change and is committed to reducing balloon litter and any potential effects on wildlife by eliminating the deliberate release of balloons. https://www.peba.com.au/
Latex balloons are not plastic. They are a plant-based product, made from natural rubber harvested from rubber tree plantations which are a renewable resource.
Leading manufacturers harvest their latex from sustainable Rainforest Alliance Certified and Forest Stewardship Council Plantations.
The Rainforest Alliance are an international, non-profit organisation working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes, thriving communities and fight climate change.
As latex balloons are made from natural rubber, they do breakdown. However, when balloons become litter the don't degrade sufficiently or quickly enough to prevent possible risk or harm to wildlife.
Banning the deliberate release of balloons and promoting the responsible use and disposal is vital for effective environmentally responsible change.
Medical Helium is not used to inflate balloons. Supagas, a leading supplier of helium explains that the helium used to inflate balloons is not pure enough for medical or scientific use. It is a by-product gathered during the production of medical grade helium. The majority of liquid helium boils off in the transfer process.
Instead of wasting this resource, it is collected and recycled. The sale of balloon gas offsets the cost of medical helium.