Balloons

Alternative ways to recycle
Put in Garbage

Pin it and Bin It

Pop or untie your balloons before you throw them into the garbage to save space. 

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Never Release Balloons

Releasing balloons into the sky is no different than littering trash directly onto the ground. In addition, littered balloons can be harmful or fatal to wildlife.

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Do Not Inhale

Balloons are filled with helium, which when inhaled can displace oxygen in your lungs and endanger your health.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Replace with Alternative Decor

Balloons are just one of many ways to decorate. Try replacing balloons with DIY honeycomb balls and other eco-friendly decorations

Ways to Reuse

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Reinflate Old Mylar Balloons

After use, you can deflate and store mylar balloons and inflate them later with helium. Watch this video tutorial to find out how to deflate your ballons.

Use in Crafts or Packaging

This guide from Green Talk offers 10 different ways to reuse old mylar including crafts, packaging and protecting your home from pests.

Did You Know?

The Earth Has Only So Much Helium

Nobel laureate Professor Robert Richardson warns that we are squandering our limited helium supply. Helium gas cannot be manufactured. When you inflate balloons with helium it is lost forever. The issue is that helium has vital uses in operating MRI scanners, rockets, and long range telescopes.