Bet you didn’t know balloons are deadly. We’re here to inform you.
Balloons are 32 times more likely to kill than hard plastic
32% of death for seabirds is due to ingestion of balloons. That’s the equivalent of cardiovascular disease in humans.
Balloon ribbons strangle large and small aquatic species
Balloon ribbons strangle seabirds, turtles, crabs, and other marine life. Just think of running blindfolded through a forest with thin ribbon strung from tree trunk to tree trunk.
Human celebration with balloons has contributed to harming every inch of Ocean
90% of debris that ends up in the ocean was produced on land. This includes mylar balloons that float into the air and pop over the ocean.
Animals mistake balloons for food, ingesting toxins into their systems
More than half of the world’s marine life mistake human debris for food. That’s over 110,000 species that could be eating balloons.
Balloons are one of the top three deadliest forms of litter for marine life
A 2016 CSIRO study identified balloons, along with plastic bags and bottles, as among the top three most harmful pollutants.
You can celebrate responsibly with these eco-friendly alternatives
All natural bubbles. Dried Flowers. Re-useable pinwheels. Bio-degradable streamers. Origami animals and flowers. Colorful paper pompoms.