ECO POLICY

Don't Let it Go, Pin it & Bin it Balloon

We are proud and active members of the Pro Environment Balloon Alliance (PEBA). As members we are committed to the responsible use and disposal of balloons.

PEBA is the worlds largest balloon industry association formed in July 2017 to be an advocacy body to promote positive changes in balloon industry practices, community education, corporate governance and to be a consultative body for legislative policy relating to balloons.

We are committed to self-regulation and driving proactive, environmentally responsible change within the industry. PEBA members are industry professionals who do NOT support, condone or facilitate the organised release of balloons.

 

PEBA also supports us to educate our clients, venue managers and the public, by all possible means in the correct disposal of balloons through their "Don't Let it Go, Pin it & Bin it!" campaigns.

LATEX BALLOONS

Latex balloons are not plastic, they are a plant- based product made from natural rubber. Natural Latex comes from Rubber Tree Plantations which are a renewable resource. 

 

Leading manufacturers source their latex from sustainable Rainforest Alliance Certified and Forest Stewardship Council Plantations. The Rainforest Alliance are an international, non-profit organisation working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes and thriving communities through creative and pragmatic collaboration.

 

By choosing to use Balloon Professionals and Artists who use latex balloons as their medium of expression, you are making an environmentally and economically responsible choice.

FOIL BALLOONS

Foil balloons are NOT biodegradable but are recyclable.

BUBBLE BALLOONS

Bubble Balloons are made from Polypropylene, a product of natural polyolefin resins. Compaired to PVC which sits in landfills for hundreds of years, they take fewer natural resources to produce, generate fewer waste products in production and disposal and are widely recycled in the UK.

Polyolefin resin is originally extracted from hydrocarbon sources, therefore, with the addition of carbon or hydrogen at high temperatures, Polypropylene becomes degradable. Unlike PVC or chlorine plastics, when burnt Polypropylene does not produce toxic gases.

BALLOON RELEASES

Balloon Brewery does not condone or knowingly provide balloons for balloon releases. Releases are incredibly harmful to the environment and shouldn’t be conducted under any circumstance. When you are finished enjoying balloons please "Don't let it go, Pin it and Bin it" 

HELIUM

COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT 

MEDICAL HELIUM IS NOT USED TO INFLATE BALLOONS

Supagas, a leading supplier of helium explains that the helium used to inflate balloons is not pure enough for medical or scientific use. It is a by-product gathered during the production of medical grade helium. The majority of liquid helium boils off in the transfer process. Instead of wasting this resource, it is collected and recycled. The sale of balloon gas offsets the cost of medical helium. Balloons use Grade 4 Helium – the lowest level of purity on the market. Grade 6 and above is the purest form, used for medical purposes. Both grades originate from the same sources but balloon-gas is unrefined containing about 2% other gases, meaning it is unsuitable for scientific applications..

When you see a room full of amazing balloons, you are mostly seeing biodegrable latex and air.

"Don't let it go, Pin it and Bin it" 

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