Save the Nature

The EU is fighting the plastic littering of the Oceans. We welcome this Project, however for some actions we do not believe it will really help.

 

What does the EU wants ?

 

1. Ban of balloon sticks made of plastic

 

We do not believe that such a ban is justified because the EU has disregarded its own criteria for such a ban (article must be one of the 10 most common articles on beaches and there must be an easily available alternative on the market), balloon stickes have never been found on beaches and there has been no alternative until now. In addition, balloon sticks are reusable (i.e. not disposable) and are already 60% made from recycled material.

 

But instead of fighting against windmills, we have taken to the front with our new, patented balloon holder made of high-quality, printed cardboard. This is:

 

100 % biodegradable

easy to handle

sustainably

individually printable

 

 

 

2. Producer responsibility for balloons

 

latex balloons are made of natural rubber latex, the tree sap of the rubber tree Hevea Brasiliensis. The natural polymer of the natural rubber is not modified during the manufacturing process, but remains in its naturally occurring structure. This is why latex balloons are a natural product whose biodegradability is comparable to the degradation of an oak leaf. The biological degradation of Latex balloons does not produce any dangerous microplastics as is the case with conventional plastic articles. Every year only about 5 kg of balloons are found on all European beaches in the total sum. However, we take our responsibility very seriously and as a manufacturer we strongly oppose balloon releases in order to avoid a short-term contamination of our nature with this natural product.

 

Foil balloons are made of various conventional plastics and should therefore not be disposed of carelessly in the environment. Foil balloons should always be secured to a balloon weight to avoid accidental releases into the environment. Our foil balloons are equipped with a self closing automatic valve that enable the balloon to be reused several times.

 

Look out for the new symbol on our packaging, "Don ’ let go"