BALLOONS AND THE ENVIRONMENT – OUR RESPONSIBILITY
The Pop-Up Party Co. is a proud member of PEBA (Pro Environment Balloon Alliance). PEBA was formed in Australia in 2017 and is committed to driving proactive, environmentally responsible change within the industry.
Key facts about balloons and the environment are listed below:
LATEX BALLOONS ARE NOT PLASTIC
Latex balloons are a plant-based product made of natural rubber and are 100% biodegradable. We are proud to use only the highest grade of latex balloons in our balloon garland kits. Latex is harvested by tapping the rubber tree in a way that does not harm the tree. After the tree no longer produces latex, it is harvested and its wood is turned into lumber. Each year mature trees are tapped, old trees are harvested, new trees are planted and carbon dioxide is consumed. The manufacturers that we choose to support source their latex from sustainable Rainforest Alliance Certified plantations. The video clip below explains the process of how latex balloons are manufactured: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08ZE0VNBImQ&feature=youtu.be
- When balloons become litter, they don’t degrade sufficiently or quickly enough to prevent posing a risk to wildlife. Therefore, we strongly promote the responsible use and disposal of balloons.
SAFE BALLOON PRACTICES
As a member of PEBA, we are committed to the responsible use and disposal of balloons.
MEDICAL HELIUM IS NOT USED TO INFLATE BALLOONS
The helium used to inflate balloons is not pure enough for medical or scientific use. It is a by-product gathering 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.