The Fish & Wildlife has finally conceded to just one of the campaigns of my green floristry practices. Balloons are bad for us, the environment, and especially our wildlife. Poor balloons; we all grew up with these celebratory friends but they are not as they were. Is anything? No longer made of rubber but yet a toxic mix of ingredients that never biodegrade and a colorful attraction to animals who think the colorful bits are food causing their demise.
From a fun to horrible.
And the metallic mylar? Even worse with the added addition of conducting electricity. Meaning, they can cause an electrical outage. And to add fuel to the fire; we have about exhausted our natural supply of helium due to the balloon. How sad something of innocent joy has become such a toxic profit.
Here is a great article from OneGreenPlanet and the all about it site BalloonsBlow
Celebrate with flowers not balloons-it’s not worth our wildlife.
Dream green always-do what you can.