Disposing of Balloons Responsibly

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We all love balloons at a party, what else give such a cheery burst of colour to a celebration. But to protect our environment it is essential that we know how to dispose of our balloons correctly. There is much conflicting advice on how best to dispose of balloons and their impact on the environment. The Party Pirate is a proud member of the Pro Environment Balloon Alliance. PEBA’s members do not support or condone, nor will they facilitate the deliberate release of balloons. http://www.peba.com.au. Members of PEBA are committed to educating their clients, venue managers and the general public, by all possible means, in the responsible use and disposal of balloons. PIN IT & BIN IT! The best way to dispose of your balloons depends on what they are made of:

Latex balloons are NOT plastic

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. Eliminating the deliberate release of balloons and promoting the responsible use and disposal is vital for effective environmentally responsible change. The Party Pirate DOES NOT support balloon releases and urges all our customers “Don’t let go!” 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.

Medical Helium is NOT used to inflate balloons

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.

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