Call for government to back ban on balloon releases and sky lanterns: PetitionPosted on May 2, 2018 by DrRossH in Balloons
The online petition has already gathered over 14,000 signatures but needs to reach 100,000 signatures in order to be considered for debate in Parliament. Follow the link in the article to add your signature.
A mass of brightly coloured balloons might look lovely against the blue sky, but what happens to them after they’ve drifted away is less than lovely.
According to a report from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in January 2017 there was a 53% increase in balloon litter compared to just two years before.
An online petition calling for a ban on balloon releases and sky lanterns is gathering pace with over 14,000 signatures.
Dangers and risks of balloon releases
So-called ‘biodegradable’ balloons and ribbons snare or kill farm, wild and marine life and take years to rot down, littering the countryside.