Nature Foundation Calls on Community to Eliminate Balloons from the Environment: Our Celebrations are Wreaking Havoc on our Marine and Wildlife. | SMN News

PHILIPSBURG:— The Nature Foundation St Maarten would like to raise awareness about the harmful impacts of balloons on our environment, marine, and wildlife and is asking the community to disregard the usage of balloons. Balloons have been the primary accessory of celebrations since the 1800s. They serve as fun and pretty decoration for birthdays, weddings, graduations, festivals, and many other events. However, after the party ends, balloons can remain in our environment for many years. During this time, they threaten the health and survival of countless animals via ingestion and entanglement.

In general, there are two types of balloons: latex

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