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Balloon Facts

Balloon Facts

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BALLOON FACTS & THE ENVIRONMENT

We love balloons here at We Like To Party! and feel that no party is complete without them, however, we love the environment more!   So when using balloons, please follow our guidelines and enjoy balloons responsibly. 

LATEX BALLOONS

It is a common misconception that latex balloons are made from plastic. Latex balloons are in fact made from 100% Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), which is collected from the Hevea Brasiliensis Pará rubber trees that are from sustainable Rainforest Plantations.

Latex balloons are also 100% biodegradable. They decompose at about the same rate as an oak leaf and recent biodegradability tests have confirmed that natural rubber balloons biodegrade to approximately 90% within 2 years, under test conditions.

FOIL BALLOONS

Foil balloons (sometimes referred to as mylar or microfoil balloons) are made of man-made materials such as nylon with an aluminium coating. They are not biodegradable so we recommend you try and reuse your foil balloons where possible.

Did you know you can top up your foil balloons? If they are starting to deflate and look a bit sad, simply bring them back to our store and we can helium refill for a small fee.

REUSE

Alternatively, you can try to deflate the balloon so you can fold it up and store it for another time!  Do be careful though as the valves are delicate and can be damaged if you are too rough!   Once you are ready to use again, simply bring back to the store and we can refill for a small fee.

BALLOON RELEASES

We Like To Party! DOES NOT advocate Balloon Releases!

If you let a balloon go, you are littering.  Plain and simple.  Do not be a litterbug, follow our easy guidelines and be an environmental hero!

The advice for all of our customers is to use balloons responsibly and adopt the ‘Don’t Let Go’ policy. When the party is over, deflate and cut balloons and any ribbon and sealing tightly in a bag before discarding them in the bin.

So to recap:-

  • All balloons must be disposed of responsibly.
  • Don’t let go! Pin it and Bin It.
  • Whilst latex balloons are 100% biodegradable, they must still be disposed of with household or commercial waste where they will decompose in landfill.
  • Reuse Foil (Mylar/Microfoil) balloons where possible.
  • Once finished with, deflate and cut the balloons and ribbons and put in the bin.

We Like To Party! is a founding member of the Association of Party Professionals WA Inc (APPWA) and follow a strict code of conduct to ensure a minimal impact on the environment.

We Like To Party! is also a member of PEBA and is committed to educating on the responsible use and disposal of balloons.

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