Careful with those helium balloons — a Perth council has just banned themPosted on September 30, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons, Plastic Straws
ttesloe Council becomes the first in WA to outlaw the release of gas-filled balloons into the sky, saying they end up harming marine life.
Mr Chapple said mass balloon releases were a form of illegal dumping and should be treated as such by the law.
Cottesloe Mayor Jo Dawkins said evidence showed the remnants of balloons ended up harming marine life.
“The reasoning behind this was, there is environmental concerns, fish and birds and other animals are being found with the remnants of rubber and plastic in their bodies,” she said.