Here’s another little ethical find to add to the list.
A party wouldn’t be a party without balloons; and luckily there is a range of biodegradable balloons and compostable ribbon.
Biodegradable balloons are made from high quality natural latex; an organic material which is fully biodegradable They are also manufactured in the UK (unless stated otherwise in the product description)
BUT the practice of balloon releases, even with biodegradable balloons, pose a serious risk to wildlife and marine environments. You can read about the potential harm of even a small release here
Its reccomended spent balloons should be disposed of in a responsible manner, either in a compost heap where they will have the best conditions in which to biodegrade within a few months, or in landfill waste where they will also break down safely.
And to go with these balloons you can purchase biodegradable ribbon in loads of colours