Earth Day 2023
Updated: Apr 24
Balloons have been used to celebrate occasions for hundreds of years. As a member of the Pro Environment Balloon Alliance we here at Sapphire Balloons understand the importance of celebrating these once in a lifetime moments while also taking care of our World!
Our commitment to educate our clients on safe balloon practices is important to us so don't forget to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Reduce opportunity for hazard to children and wildlife by discarding broken or popped balloons. After your party be sure to ‘Pin It and Bin It’ .
Reuse your balloons for multiple events where possible.
Recycle your foil balloons by either deflating them and keeping them in a safe place to reuse at another event, or by shredding them with scissors to be used for confetti, or filler for gift bags.
*Please note: We DO NOT offer helium balloons to be purposely released into the atmosphere because of the threat to wildlife and because in New Jersey it is illegal and you could be heavily fined.
Below is more information from the Pro Balloon Environment
Latex Balloons and the Environment
When used responsibly, balloons bring a great deal of color, fun and excitement to the world. Latex balloons are not plastic and are made from natural rubber which is not necessarily biodegradable because of the added dyes, chemicals, and powders. Natural Latex is harvested from rubber trees and is a renewable resource. Even though balloons are made from natural materials, we do not want balloons and their accessories to be littering the environment. Balloons (especially helium-filled balloons) should be properly weighted and disposed of properly after they are enjoyed.
A number of latex balloon manufacturers source the natural latex used to make their balloons from Rainforest Alliance Certified Plantations. The Rainforest Alliance is an international, non-profit organization working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes and thriving communities through creative and pragmatic collaboration. They are a growing network of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, governments, environmentalists and businesses. This network is dedicated to conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods.