We are balloon obsessed here at Glitzfully and don't think a party is complete without them! But we love our environment even more, so when using balloons, please follow these guidelines and balloon responsibly.
Latex balloons are not plastic, they are a organic, plant-based product, made from natural rubber harvested from rubber tree plantations. We source only the highest quality latex balloons from reputable manufacturers and they are 100% biodegradable and decompose at about the same rate as an oak leaf. So when the party's over, deflate and cut balloons into small pieces, and enclose them in a bag before disposing them in trash.
Foil (Metallic/Plastic) Balloons
Foil balloons (aka mylar balloons) are made with a plastic/nylon, synthetic material that is recyclable and reusable. However since they are not biodegradable, we recommend you reuse them as many times as possible by deflating them with a straw, and store them flat until you're ready to re-inflate them for your next party. When you're done reusing them, recycle them along with your recyclable plastic.
Did you know you can top up your foil balloons? If they are starting to deflate and looking a bit sad, simply add some helium and re-inflate.
DON'T LET GO!
Glitzfully Party Company does not support balloon releases and we urge our customers 'Don't let go'. When Balloons are released into the air they will fall into our environment and become litter. Although they will eventually decompose, until that time they will litter our surroundings and may also endanger wildlife and marine life. We do not sell balloons without weights. Always be sure that your balloons are properly weighted or anchored to prevent them from being accidentally released.
Proper Balloon Handling and Health
CHOKING HAZARD: Children under 8 years can choke or suffocate on popped balloons. Adult supervision is required.
Fully inflated balloons do not present a hazard to young children; however, popped balloons can be very dangerous. Once a balloon has burst, immediately dispose of the balloon accordingly to this guide. Children can be tempted to chew or ingest popped balloons or play and stretch balloon pieces over their mouths, subsequently blocking their airways.
HELIUM: Helium is a natural, non-flammable, non-toxic gas. There is no ecological damage resulting from the use of helium. It can be used safely either inside or outside. However, NEVER DELIBERATELY INHALE HELIUM. IT IS AN ASPHIXIATE AND CAN CAUSE SUFFOCATION AND EVEN DEATH.