Many people ask how/what to say to prevent a balloon release. Here are some ideas 🙂 Modify as necessary!
Balloon releases for lost loved ones: We support you —-, but please do not release balloons at the——. Many aren’t aware released balloons return to Earth as deadly litter, including those falsely-marketed as “biodegradable”. It is for that reason balloon releases are illegal in many places around the world. Please consider alternatives <3 A mass bubble blowing would be beautiful 🙂 Let’s honor loved ones while also respecting the living. There are many wonderful alternatives that won’t risk harm to others. Some examples here: www.balloonsblow.org/environmentally-friendly-alternatives
- When someone says they are releasing “biodegradable” balloons: Please understand, those latex balloons that are falsely-marketed as “biodegradable” are actually more harmful because their burst remains mimic food to animals on land & sea. It only takes one balloon to kill. Please help educate others. There are so many beautiful alternatives. Let’s honor lost loved ones without risking harm to those still living… BalloonsBlow.org/environmentally-friendly-alternatives
- Sky Lantern releases: Sky lanterns are not “biodegradable”. They all return to Earth as deadly litter. They have killed animals, burned people, cause the death of a little boy when one landed on his house, & have started huge wildfires & structures fires. They are also illegal in many places around the world. Learn more here: BalloonsBlow.org/flaming-litter