Balloon and sky lantern bans urged on councils by conservation group – UKPosted on March 24, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons
Volunteers taking apart in the Marine Conservation Society’s annual Great British Beach Clean last September found litter such as latex or foil balloons and strings was up 53% from 2015 to 2016.
On beaches and in the sea, balloons, strings, lanterns and frames can have long-lasting effects on wildlife, choking or entangling creatures with harmful or even fatal consequences at the coasts and in the water.
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is asking the public to pledge their support for a ban by their local authority on balloon releases on council land, such as parks, sports facilities and schools.
A ban on helium balloons is an simple change to implement with little consequence on consumers. Why is it not done?