When shopping for party goods, you may be tempted to get something marketed as “biodegradable” balloons. The reality is these latex balloons may degrade, but it can take up to four years for them to degrade completely. In those four years, the small pieces of latex can still end up as “food” ingested by wildlife. And if these balloons were released with strings attached, the nylon ribbon string can tangle and strangle animals, too. The solution? No balloon is the right solution for a party, especially when so many other greener and cleaner options exist.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION