Unity residents OK ordinance prohibiting mass balloon releases – UKPosted on April 4, 2019 by DrRossH in Balloons
The new rule approved at Town Meeting bans the release of 10 or more balloons within a 24-hour period.
UNITY — Residents on Saturday approved a new ordinance prohibiting the intentional release of 10 or more balloons within a 24-hour period.
The Balloon Release Ordinance was approved by about 60 residents who attended Town Meeting in a show-of-hands vote at the Unity School gymnasium.
Exceptions include balloons released for scientific or meteorological purposes, hot air balloons that are recovered after launching, balloons released indoors and balloons that are biodegradable.
We wonder about this last statement however. Balloons that are biodegradable. They only biodegrade if put in a environment where there are lots of microbes. If they get loose in the environment and the ocean they will not biodegrade and will still cause as much damage anyway. So the need to not exempt ‘biodegradable’ balloons.