Balloons are made for bringing joy in our life! They are as integral to a party as confetti and flowers are to a wedding . But once the party is over,
how we can dispose them in a proper way?
In order to avoid confusion and incorrect way of disposal we need to know the material they made of:
Latex balloons are a plant-based product made from natural rubber which does breakdown. However, when balloons become litter they don't degrade sufficiently or quickly enough to prevent possible risk or harm to wildlife.
Eliminating the deliberate release of balloons and promoting the responsible use and disposal is vital for effective environmentally responsible change.
Leading manufacturers source their latex from sustainable Rainforest Alliance Certified and Forest Stewardship Council Plantations. This contributes to building healthy forests, thriving communities and fights climate change
Banning the deliberate release of balloons and promoting the responsible use and disposal is vital for effective environmentally responsible change.
see more at PEBA Latex Balloon Biodegradability Observations
Don't let go! - We love balloons but
we love the environment more!
We strongly do not support "Release Behaviour" and Balloon O'Clock will not sell the balloon to the customer if we think that balloons will be used in a harmful way to the enviroment! We encourage our customers to respect the planet we are living on. We are happy to educate about potential danger of wrong disposal and how to handle balloons.
Latex Balloons will completely decompose over time
Please 'Don't Let Go'' of your balloons for them to litter the environment
Please dispose of Latex Balloons in your household waste where they will decompose in landfill.
Foil or mylar balloons are made with a plastic/nylon, synthetic material that is recyclable but it does not biodegrade. They will be in the landfills forever, so recycle them along with your recyclable plastics.
Re-use before you recycle! The best alternative to recycling Mylar Balloons is simply to save them to be reinflated on another occasion. Mylar balloons are fragile so be gentle, insert a straw at least 6-10 inches in length into the hole where it was originally inflated, then press out the remaining helium in order to store the balloons flat ready to reinflate when you next need them!
Mylar Balloons are not Biodegradable
Mylar Balloons are recyclable and can be disposed of with your recyclable plastics
Please flatten, store and re-use your Mylar Balloons when possible.