Our Environmental Responsibility
As a member of the Pro Environment Balloon Alliance, we are committed to the responsible use and disposal of balloons. To protect the environment from unnecessary litter we do not support the release of balloons. We urge our customers and others to share our commitment by not releasing balloons into the environment.We would love to help you find a good alternative to balloon releases which can be easily and responsibly disposed of after your event.
Pro Environment Balloon Alliance (PEBA)
PEBA is now the largest balloon industry association in Australia, formed in 2017 to be an advocacy group to promote positive changes to industry practices, community education, corporate governance and be a consultative body for legislative changes relating to balloons. PEBA supports and advocates for legislation to ban the organised release of balloons. Our members do not support or condone, nor will they facilitate the deliberate release of balloons. PEBA’s aim is to work towards declaring Australia “The First Balloon Release Free Continent” in the world. PEBA is part of the solution. We are making submissions to government authorities, environmental groups and industry, to assist them to sensibly and proactively regulate to find a balance between smart environmental management and growing our industry. The Balloon Industry is self-regulating and changing voluntarily. The ‘Don’t Let it Go’ and “Pin it & Bin it” campaigns are being heard throughout the world. Members of PEBA are committed to educating their clients, venue managers and the general public, by all possible means, in the responsible use and disposal of balloons.
Latex balloons are not plastic and are made from natural rubber which is biodegradable. Natural Latex comes from Rubber Tree Plantations which are renewable resource. Scientists and the Rubber Industry are continuing to study the biodegradability of latex and latex balloons. Studies show that they break down more readily than plastics. We recommend the responsible use and disposal of balloons to prevent littering and to minimise any potential harm to wildlife.
The helium used to inflate balloons is a by-product gathered during the production of medical grade helium, the sale of which offsets the cost of medical helium. .
Although statistically balloons make up a very small proportion of marine debris, the industry is committed to reducing any potential impact of balloon litter on marine life. PEBA is working with all stakeholders including environmental groups, federal, state and local governments as well as corporate businesses to find a balance between effective environmental management and supporting industry. Our art form adds fun and happiness to the community and we look forward to helping you enjoy balloons at your events and celebrations.