Our commitment to our environment
Be a responsible balloon business owner and recipient
Recently the balloon industry has been under attack for polluting the environment much like plastic straws have come under attack. In certain parts of the world and even some city’s in the U.S., new legislature has been introduced to try and ban the use of balloons. Being in the balloon industry I feel it’s my duty to dispel any myths about balloons and educate my clients about the proper use and disposal of balloons.
We’ve recently become a member of PEBA (Pro Environment Balloon Alliance). PEBA is a grassroots effort started in Australia to help protect the balloon business community. Our balloon business and many others have signed up with PEBA to bring awareness to the world and our clients that balloons can be fun when used and disposed of properly. As a member of PEBA we do not support or condone, nor facilitate the deliberate release of balloons. We ask that our clients do not release balloons into the air and that they “pin it and bin it”. In other words, after your event or celebration you should pop your balloons and properly dispose of them.
Our latex balloons are 100% biodegradable and are sourced from natural rubber tree plants. Although our latex balloons biodegrade we still do not want to litter our environment and harm our wildlife with balloon waste. When a balloon is released in the air it does not go out into space like some may think. These balloons actually burst when they reach a certain height and fall back down to Earth, like the famous quote from Isaac Newton, “what goes up must come down”.
Being a member of PEBA means that we will enforce smart balloon practices, which include making sure all of our balloons are properly weighted so they are not accidentally released in the air. Did you know foil balloons and foil ribbon attached to balloons can cause power outages when released and entangle with power lines? This can be a costly accident for you and your environment.
I hope to have given you a clearer understanding about balloons and the environment. The discussion should not be about why we should ban balloons, but about how we can responsibly use balloons for your celebrations and properly discard them.
For alternative solutions for balloon releases please feel free to contact us: Melissa@jujabel.com