Plastic bags, straws, and utensils are facing bans across the world due to environmental concerns, but now the focus is slowly shifting to other possible environmental hazards, such as balloons. Who doesn’t like balloons? Nothing says ‘party’ like a bunch of colorful balloons scattered around the room. But lately, many people have started to question the environmental impact of balloons as a choice of décor.
However, there are ways in which balloons can still be a great addition to any event without significantly disrupting the environment. In this blog post, we will discuss ways in which we are working towards sustainability in the balloon industry.
Environmentally Friendly Balloons
Environmentally friendly balloons are made up of two elements: Mylar (foil) and Latex (rubber).
Latex balloons are 100% biodegradable options that break on their own and breathe over time. However, any seals or ribbons added to the balloons should be discarded since they are not actually biodegradable. Alternately, you can use a cotton string or crepe paper to release balloons.
The quality of latex determines the appearance and durability of latex balloons. Therefore, it is best to choose high-quality latex balloons that are neither too large nor too small, but perfect for all events and safe for the environment. Latex balloons are available in all types of prints, colors, and sizes.
Mylar balloons are made of foil and can be filled with air or helium. The required size for helium-filled balloons is 18 inches, which will ideally last for 1-2 weeks. We have taken steps to promote environmentally friendly balloons so we suggest that you opt for air-filled balloons since they are filled and sealed through heat. These balloons can last for a long time and are much more environmentally friendly. However, if you want the balloons to fly or float, you can get helium balloons but you must ensure proper disposal.
Helium balloons pop and land back on the ground. They have the potential to harm wildlife and can pose a threat to the environment. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that they get disposed of properly to reduce waste and environmental concerns.
You can also choose various alternatives to balloons, such as other decorative items like LED lights, foil curtains, confetti, and much more.
There are plenty of ways to decorate an event with colorful balloons but we must not forget to take care of the environment. Some balloons, such as helium-filled balloons can create serious environmental concerns and health issues. It is our responsibility to ensure that balloons are properly disposed, and taken care of so that no innocent animal, fish, or human has to suffer from anyone’s negligence.
By keeping the above precautions in mind, we have taken the necessary steps to ensure that all inflatables are environmentally friendly and safe. For more details or inquiries, please contact us.