Balloons kill wildlife, pollute the Earth and waste Helium
Flotsam & Jetsam 13
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The earth is being choked by plastic
We must reduce our use of plastics & eliminate single-use plastics from our daily lives. The recycling triangle is a lie. Only about 7% of plastic used in the US actually gets recycled into something else. All this came ashore & was collected on a beautiful 1/2 mile stretch of Florida beach. Single-use plastic beverage bottles, plastic utensils, plastic straws, plastic caps, plastic oil containers, polystyrene, rope, fishing gear & a big, plastic pontoon filled with small, polystyrene balls. 38 balloons: 31 latex & 7 mylar.
More beach pollution!
Oil-laden plastic bottle.
Durban from South Africa.
More Dunkin’ Donuts
America ruined by Dunkin'.
Washed in with the sargassum.
Plastic pontoon filled with small, polystyrene balls.
Sytrofoam buoys & buoys made from bottles tied to rope.
Top half of a plastic container, nibbled.
Venezuelan hair gel.
“What are you drinkin’?” Nothing out of single-use plastic!
Single-use plastic bottles galore. Please consider using a reusable stainless steel water bottle instead.
Pile of plastic pollution!
Plastic pollution washed in with the sargassum.
Plastic & Styrofoam Pollution
Many people go through 365 of these a year.
Can’t get a leg up on all this plastic!
Finished packing up right before sunset!
Haulin’ off the day’s catch.
Pollution in all forms
Tossed from the sea by the winds & the waves on just a 1/2 mile stretch of pristine beach on southeast Florida. Not brought in by beach-goers. Insane amount of plastic caps & little plastic bits today. Plastic single-use beverage bottles, plastic utensils, plastic straws, shoes, polystyrene, styrofoam cups, lightbulbs, fishing gear, 28 balloons: 19 latex & 9 mylar. And a sweet egret feather.
Another plastic bottle.
Admission bracelet to natural park in Mexico.
McDonald's Plastic Cup
A picture of Ronald McDonald’s throwing trash in a basket apparently isn’t enough. How about going back to paper cups?
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