Most of us have memories of releasing a balloon into the sky and some think it goes up, up, and up until it eventually reaches outer space and disintegrates. However, what many don’t realize is that balloons always come back down and when they do, they don’t magically land in a garbage bin.
Like any other products, balloons must be disposed of properly to preserve the beauty of our environment and its wildlife. Additionally, the attached ribbon must also be discarded properly.
So, what can I do?
Don’t purposefully release any balloons into the air – they can become tangled in power lines and cause interruptions or float away.
Keep all balloons secured to a weight to avoid accidental release.
When finished with balloons that you don’t intend to reuse, cut the neck, and properly dispose of them. Remember that many foil balloons can be deflated and reused.
Spread the word! The more people you educate about these tips allows us to enjoy the environment and balloons for years to come.
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With just a few mindful steps, we can continue to enjoy the wonder and entertainment of balloons.