Danielle & Chelsea
Growing up on the East Coast of Florida, we’ve been enjoying the beautiful beaches since we were very little. Our parents taught us at a young age to respect and care for nature. We would always clean up on our regular weekend outings. When we were young, there was very little marine debris washing ashore and we never found balloons. Now, both in our early 20s, we continue our weekly beach cleanups and the increase in plastic pollution is staggering. The amount of balloons we find has skyrocketed. The global obsession with single-use plastic is atrocious, but the disturbing thing about balloon pollution is that people are purposely littering with balloons to celebrate, to honor the dead, or to just mindlessly watch them float away.
When we learned of the multi-million dollar balloon industry perpetuating falsehoods, we realized we had to do something to combat their lies. The balloon sellers try to convince people that latex balloons are “environmentally friendly” and that they are “biodegradable” and harmless, but we show proof that is not true. This is the reason we have created the website and Facebook page. We are committed to educating people about the danger, destruction and waste that released balloons cause. They pollute the Earth and endanger animals, both wild and domestic, and are a waste of helium. We will keep trying to get the word out until everyone knows: Balloons Blow…Don’t Let Them Go!
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