Balloons kill wildlife, pollute the Earth and waste Helium
Flotsam & Jetsam 14
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Flattened plastic deodorant.
Fresh, unopened bottle of spring water, straight from the ocean.
More Gatorade trashing our shores.
Nibbled styrofoam cup found on beach.
Plastic in the pattern.
Plastic sports drink bottle, covered in the wind-blown sand in the dunes.
Single-use Plastic Pollution
Plastic water bottle tucked in with the sea oats.
Poor barnacles landed on a bad spot.
Shoe polish from Mexico.
Styrofoam cup buried at Mr. Ghost Crab’s back door.
Styrofoam with bite marks.
Floatsam & Jetsam
Washed up into the dunes with the seaweed.
Who knows what this is.
Needless & wasteful single-use plastic items.
How many caps do you go through in a day?
Sunset chasin’ us off the beach.
23 Balloons & More
All collected off a half mile stretch of beach, not left behind by beach-goers, washed in with the strong winds & tides. Single-use plastic bottles, plastic caps, plastic straws, plastic utensils, plastic oil containers, polystyrene, fishing gear, rope. And 23 balloons – 14 latex & 9 mylar. No need to wait for the Japanese tsunami debris, there’s plenty of plastic already floating out there in all the oceans. Single-use plastics are killing the Earth.
15 years old
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Orange Plastic Tag.
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