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Keep balloons fun and be responsible!

Balloon Avenue is committed to the responsible use of balloons.  When handling balloons, always remember:

  • Do not leave children unattended with balloons. Balloons and/or embellishments, including but not limited to deflated balloons, balloon string, ribbon, etc. can be a choking hazard for all ages.

  • Never release balloons into the atmosphere.

  • When you're done enjoying your balloons, cut the ends and properly dispose (especially foil balloons). ​​

  • Never inhale helium gas.

  • Always secure helium-filled balloons with a weight.

  • Please choose Mylar balloons if recipient has latex allergies.  

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Latex balloons are 100% biodegradable and photodegradable. Latex comes from rubber trees and is tapped the same way a maple tree is. 

When you see a 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.

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Foil balloons should never be released into the atmosphere as they can do severe damage to power lines and our environment. Unlike latex balloons, foil balloons are not bio-degradable.

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Balloon releases are another way of littering. When using helium inflated balloons, always make sure they are weighted down to prevent them from being inadvertently released. 

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.

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