Balloons are a super versatile way to decorate events, and have a minimal compounding impact on the environment when used responsibly.
Balloons are not plastic, they are made up of 100% natural latex which is extracted from the sap of rubber trees. Latex balloons can decompose as quickly as an oak leaf! Each of the billions of rubber trees the sap is extracted from consume CO2, which contributes to the battle against climate change. One tree can produce latex for up to 35 years. The extraction process does not cause any harm to the tree, and once the tree stops producing latex it is harvested and its wood is turned into lumber. Each year mature trees are tapped, old trees are harvested, new trees are planted, and CO2 is consumed.
Qualatex, our balloon brand of choice, uses Rainforest Alliance Certified rubber trees. The Rainforest Alliance are an international, non-profit organization working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes and thriving communities through creative and pragmatic collaboration.
Despite the biodegradable nature of balloons, we still try to prevent balloons from littering the environment or causing harm to our precious native wildlife. Pop Balloons does not support the release of helium balloons. Our team can brainstorm with you to find alternatives to balloon releases.