Long Island town bans intentional release of balloons – USAPosted on February 11, 2019 by DrRossH in Balloons
Those found violating the ban face up to a $1,000 fine and up to 15 days in jail – the same punishment for littering.
Henn said balloons can kill marine life and birds and pollute the water. She said since 2017, the Surfrider Foundation has conducted 18 beaches clean-ups at East Hampton Town beaches and found 194 balloons, which averages more than 10 balloons per beach.
In beach cleans in Melbourne Australia, BeachPatrol have removed over 1000 balloons off one 50 m long beach over a year. That is 1000 too many.