Now that plastic straws are pretty much on the way out environmentalists nationwide are weighing in and saying that baloons are also dangerous when they fall back to earth proving deadly to marine life that eats them.
According to a news story from WFLA , “The issue of straws has really broadened the marine debris issue,” says Emma Tonge of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. People might not realize balloons are a danger, she says, because of their “light and whimsical” image. Balloons are not among the top 10 kinds of debris found in coastal cleanups, but Tongue says they’re common and especially hazardous to marine animals, which can also get entangled in balloon strings.”
Will you consider not setting baloons free up in the sky for a celebration?