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Probably a dumb, dumb, dumb question.... but is there such a thing as environmentally safe balloons?

Like a balloon that if it pops after floating away... it would decompose and not be harmful to the environment?

 
Memigen

Asked by Memigen at 11:12 AM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • This is a good question! I found this: http://www.balloonsgalorelansing.com/environment.html

    Jmum

    Answer by Jmum at 11:20 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • I doubt there is anything natural that can stretch like a balloon can. Maybe you're onto something here though! That would be a great idea if anyone could somehow come up with a natural balloon that is not bad for the environment!
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:20 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • oh wow...who would have known they are already biodegratable! Thanks for the link Jmum! Interesting info! I was totally wrong...lol!
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:22 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • umm im not sure but that would be a cool invention if it hasnt already been made
    aangelmommie03

    Answer by aangelmommie03 at 11:22 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • No. Latex balloons are biodegradable so you will get people telling you that they are OK to use, but that doesn't stop an animal from eating the peices before they are decomposed.
    Releasing balloons with ribbon/string attached will also cause harm to the environment/wildlife. I would suggest thinking of something else to do to celebrate.....there is no way to make a ballooon release responsibly.
    jenellemarie

    Answer by jenellemarie at 11:24 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • WOW! Thanks Jmum! That's great! Lol, now I don't feel so stupid! :)

    Maybe I can use rice paper or something also to put the messages on? (About my other question... sorry... thinking out loud sort of, lol)
    Memigen

    Comment by Memigen (original poster) at 11:25 AM on Oct. 8, 2010