Enclosed are links to research concerning the dire effects loosed balloons can cause to animals, habitats, marine life, and our environment.
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Concerns and Effects of Balloons on the Environment
Funes, Yessenia. Interview Guest. Producer: Malina, Chris. “Are Balloons the Next Big
Environmental Concern?” Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin and
Educational Communication Board. 28 Aug. 2018.
Pandika, Melissa. “Wildlife-Friendly Trash Disposal: Balloons.” Sierra Magazine. On the Green Life weekly series. 20 Feb. 2013.
www.wpr.org/are-balloons-next- big-environmental-concern 27 July 2019.
“Safer Disposal of Balloons.” SORC: Student Organization Resource Center.
University of Michigan. The Regents of the University of Michigan. 2019.
Singh, Lakshmi. “Environmentalists Push for Ban on Balloons.” Interview Transcript and Audio Recording. National Public Radio Incorporated. 2019.
https://www.npr.org/2018/08/19/640077924/environmentalists-push-for-ban-on- balloons. Date of Access: 26 July 2019.
Using helium balloons is not recommended, but in the event that one has been used, here is an example from the manufacturer concerning how to dispose of their particular tank: “Recycling Empty Tanks.” Balloon Time Helium Tank. 2019.
26 July, 2019.
“Smart Balloon Practices.” TBC The Balloon Council. 2019. http://www.theballooncouncil.org. 26 July 2019.
“Balloon Industry Updates.” TBC The Balloon Council 2019. http://www.theballooncouncil.org/industry-updates/. 26 July 2019.
“Be the Change.” PEBA: Pro Environment Balloon Alliance. 2019. https://pebauk.co.uk/.
26 July 2019.
Woodford, Chris. “Bio Plastics and Biodegradable Plastics.” Retrieved from www.explainthatstuff.com/bioplastics.html. Updated April 2019. Accessed 25 May 2019.
[Check out Chris Woodford’s Works Cited-an impressive compilation to better understand plastics and effective uses and manufacturing of biodegradable plastics.]
“State Plastic and Paper Bag Legislation.” NCSL: National Council of State Legislatures.
April 30, 2019. http://www.ncsl.org/research/environment-and-natural-resources/plastic-bag-legislation.aspx. Date of Access 27 July, 2019.