Posters, ads, and social media materials to help you communicate with your customers on this important topic.Download here
11 Ways to Reuse Microfoil Balloons
While foil balloons are not currently biodegradable, they do have many uses to extend their lives for years to come. Here are a few of our suggestions!Read it here
Don't Let Go: An Editorial by Qualatex
Understand why every balloon business should discontinue balloon releases.Read it here
Our Stance on Balloon Releases:
Worth the Weight: Balloons Should Not Be Released
As a leader of The Balloon Council, Pioneer Balloon Company has worked with others to implement a new industry position against releasing any balloon into the environment. Don't let go: Inflate. Weight. Enjoy.
Worth the Weight: The Balloon Council says balloons should not be released. People love balloons, but for many reasons no longer support balloon releases. We, along with other balloon makers, have worked hard to share and inspire the use of Smart Balloon Practices to keep balloons available for every occasion.
We stand with communities by encouraging that balloons be weighted, not released outdoors, and disposed of properly when broken or deflated. Whether it's a single balloon or hundreds, let's keep them from flying away.
Keep balloons fun! Be responsible!
Qualatex® is committed to the responsible use of balloons. When handling balloons, always remember:
- Never release balloons into the atmosphere.
- Never inhale helium gas.
- Always use a balloon pump to inflate your balloons.
- Always secure helium-filled balloons with a weight.
- When you're done enjoying your balloons, cut the ends and properly dispose.
- Keep children safe when playing with balloons and dispose any deflated or popped balloons right away.
Latex Balloon Biodegradability
Latex balloons are biodegradable and photodegradable. When you see a clear balloon start to "fog" when in the sun, you are seeing it beginning to oxidize and photodegrade. The rate of degradation is highly variable as it's influenced by many variables such as temperature, the amount of light, the presence of latex consuming microbes, etc.
What would the world be like without balloons? As various levels of balloon ban legislation work their way through lawmakers’ hands around the world, it is a very real question on minds of balloon artists. What if we could spread the joy of balloons around the world and create a wildfire of cheer to remind people of the sheer delight associated with balloons?
With that quest in mind, we challenge you to complete a random act of balloon kindness and share it with us on social media using the hashtags #joyofballoons #qualatex.
Take a minute and ponder who in your life could use an unexpected smile today? A parent or grandparent in a nursing home? An unsuspecting grade school class? A random stranger on the street? With endless possibilities, you could fill your entire month with random acts of kindness in your community!
In the words of A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh,
“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”
We look forward to seeing the joy you share with the world!