Balloon release ban by council welcomed – AustraliaPosted on March 21, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons
“Education does not always work. By council banning the release of balloons, it is setting an example and telling the community this is a serious issue.”
Ms Joynes said balloon debris is not inconsequential.
“By using Tangaroa Blue’s Australian Marine Debris Initiative database, I informed the council meeting that in my 28 reports over three years, 260 balloons – remnant, whole or burst – were collected from just one kilometre section of beach.
At Beachpatrol Australia we collected over 700 balloons or their fragments off the same 35 m of beach we surveyed every morning for a year. So yes balloon bans are the way to go. Well done to Eurobodalla.