Balloons kill wildlife, pollute the Earth and waste Helium
Flotsam & Jetsam – 11
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We can do better!
Too much plastic!
Plastic straws, toothbrushes and other plastic litter.
Haul for the Day
We use burlap bags instead of plastic trash bags.
Balloons & More
Wire leader and other beach debris.
Marine life mistake styrofoam for food.
Black mass of who knows!
Beach spider friend hitching a ride on our burlap bag,
Naval Warfare Orientation laminated instructions.
Wish people would dipose of trash properly.
Every imaginable kind of litter and plastic pollution here!
Our dog Kimba has seen us clean up a ton of trash over the years.
Flotsam & Jetsam
All washed ashore & pushed up into the dunes from the storm. A mile walk along this beautiful otherwise pristine beach yields single-use plastic beverage bottles, plastic caps, plastic straws, plastic utensils, polystyrene, shoes, rope & fishing gear, more oily Caribbean debris, 6 plastic oil containers & a 55 gallon plastic drum. And 13 balloons – 7 latex & 6 Mylar.
55-gallon plastic drum.
Acetaminophen bottle from Columbia.
Marine debris collected
Kimba overseeing beach trash removal.
Marine Debris Sled
Marine debris sled, made from marine debris. Sheet of plastic, rope, pole.
Old fishing pole encrusted with barnacles.
Vodka from Siberia on beach.
Rope Death Trap
This rope could strangle marine life or wrap around a swimmer.
There are many alternatives to balloon releases. Instead of littering the planet by letting balloons go, you can instead have fun, celebrate, and remember with environmentally-friendly alternatives.
Your Donations Support
All donations and profits from our store are greatly appreciated and used entirely to further spread the word to inform and educate others of the ugly and deadly litter released balloons become, including:
Educational presentations for school and community groups
Balloon release investigations and organizer education