Ryde Council bans balloonsPosted on June 2, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons
Source: Ryde Council bans balloons
RYDE Mayor Bill Pickering has banned the release of balloons at parks and council events, but don’t call him a party pooper.
Cr Pickering has introduced the policy due to concern about balloons, typically helium ones, being released into the atmosphere and later becoming litter.
These balloons may find their way into areas like waterways, where animals can swallow the plastic and suffer injury or death.
The article’s auther also mentioned that the balloon industry was going towards biodegradable balloons as though that was acceptable. it is not and the balloon industry know that. There are few microbes in the oceans to biodegrade a material down, so they last for many many months and are very dangerous to wildlife during that time. They need to all be banned in reality.