Call for councils to ban sky lanterns and balloons in Lincolnshire – UKPosted on March 27, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons
The ‘Don’t Let Go’ campaign is calling for Lincolnshire councils to join a voluntary ban on the release of balloons and sky lanterns. The campaign is an effort to save wildlife by the Marine…
The campaign is an effort to save wildlife by the Marine Conversation Society, who says the average amount of balloon material found on UK beaches has nearly tripled since 2007.
The charity’s Great British Beach Clean 2016 report also reveals that balloon related litter has risen by over 50 per cent since 2015.
Here in Australia they are a problem too. In a recent survey we just finished where we surveyed the same section of beach every day for a year, amongst many other things we collected 750 balloons or fragments. Off just 35 m! Full details are available.