Avoid balloon releases

Opt for plastic-free decorations, such as non-toxic bubbles, laser and light shows.  

If sourcing balloons, source natural plant-based rubber latex options as they are home compostable and break down quickly in the environment.

Avoid Mylar, which is a shiny PET plastic film layer added to the balloon.


Balloons are one of the most commonly found items on beach cleanups, and break up into microplastics. Legislation to ban balloons is increasing globally as the threat they pose to wildlife (strings and sticks can entangle and choke marine life).