Balloons Blow ❈ Don't Let Them Go!
Jensen Beach, Florida, United States
That’s the message we’re trying to get out. When we first started cleaning Florida’s beaches over 18 years ago, along with our parents, we would never find balloons. As the years went on we would find a few more here and there. Now, both in our early 20’s, we continue our weekly beach cleanups and every year we find more and more balloons. Of course there is much more plastic than ever as well, but the disturbing thing about balloon pollution is that it is “celebrating by littering”. Since we started keeping track in 2011, we collected over a thousand balloons (including 600 found at Assateague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia). In 2012, we found 979 balloons, mostly on our favorite beach in Florida, and another 600 reported by our friends around the world. This year’s collection is also growing rapidly.
Balloons Blow is a non-profit organization created to provide information and educate others of the dangerous effects balloon releases have on wildlife and the environment; and to inspire and promote an eco-concious lifestyle.
All released balloons, including those falsely marketed as “biodegradable latex”, return to Earth as ugly litter. They kill countless animals & cause dangerous power outages. Balloons are also a waste of Helium, a finite resource. Balloons can travel thousands of miles & pollute the most remote & pristine places.
Balloons Blow is mostly self-funded by the two sisters who created & run the website & Facebook page.
✪ This is a fan page to show my support for Balloons Blow and their efforts. This page was created by Awareness Helps