Balloons are the ultimate party decoration and what event would be complete without them?
They are perfect for stunning centrepieces and background decorations but when the party is over, how should we dispose of them?
We only use the highest quality latex balloons. They are made from 100% natural latex tapped from the rubber tree – Hevea Brasiliensis, a completely natural product. Organic pigments are added to the latex to make hundreds of colours.
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.
It is thought that latex balloons decompose at about the same rate as an oak leaf in natural soil conditions, the rate of degradation is highly variable in other conditions though, as it is influenced by many variables such as temperature, the amount of light, the presence of latex consuming microbes, etc.
Please do not release latex balloons into the environment, although they will eventually decompose, until that time they will litter our seas, beaches and countryside, they will be not only visually offensive but may also cause harm to wildlife and marine life.
Mylar balloons are made with a plastic/nylon/foil synthetic material that is not biodegradable but can be recycled. They will be in the landfills forever, so always recycle them along with your recyclable plastics.