Balloons used as party decorations are nearly as awful, but let’s start with why balloon releases should be prohibited in the first place. Latex balloons, especially natural latex balloons, are difficult to biodegrade and are the most common form of balloons found in the stomachs of dead animals. So-called biodegradable balloons can nevertheless take years to decay, by which time they may have caused severe harm or death to a variety of creatures.
You can recycle mylar balloons through Terracycle, but in an ideal world, you wouldn’t buy balloons at all; they’re a waste of money and resources, and there are lots of alternatives to balloon releases and using balloons as decorations. Below are some of the alternatives.
Paper fully biodegradable and non-flammable to meet all safety requirements. 20pcs colourful sky lanterns include 4Pcs red heart shape lanterns, ideal for all occasions like parties, weddings, bonfire night, New Year, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries etc. Each lantern is individually packed & includes a burner, easy to light and can be launched in 1 minute. Flying altitude: approx. 500-800 meters. 10-12 minutes flight time. Can reach 2000+ ft. Each lantern is enclosed in cellophane for safe storage; write down your wishes or blessings for your families, lover or friends on the lamp, then fly the sky lantern on a sunny windless night and may all your wishes come true.
Newthinking Sky Lanterns, Flying Lanterns – Eco Friendly with 100% Biodegradable Wire-Free Fire Resistant
These paper lanterns are made of fire-resistant rice paper, fire-resistant string and bamboo frame, biodegradable and 100% eco-friendly. Our premium Chinese paper lanterns bid farewell to the traditional ones, not quickly get burned if the lantern catches fire. Paper lanterns are suitable for any occasion. You can release lanterns for special events with your wish. Ideal for occasions like weddings, birthdays, commemorations, Christmas, graduation and more! In a romantic setting, try to make a wish to start your lantern! (Note: Please release this paper lantern in open areas such as the beach, riverside, lakeside, large playground and someplace with no trees in the suburbs. 100% Biodegradable, Our sky lanterns are made of fire-resistant paper, an environmentally friendly material. Safe and easy to use.
PIXHOTUL 10 Pcs Artificial Floating Pond Decorations Water Floating Lotus Flowers and Lotus Leaves for Pond Decor
The package includes 6 x lotus leaves + 4 x lotus flowers in purple, yellow, pink, and white. It comes in a user-friendly design. As for the flower, there is a hook on the underside for the option to tie a weight so that it won’t blow away. The realistic-looking flowers consist of lily pads and flowers, and six more lily pads in this package make them look like natural plants no matter how you place them. It has a high-quality eco-friendly foam, super light and floating very nicely on water; it has dimensions of about 6-7 inches/ 18cm.
Imagine opening a pouch of premium wedding confetti that’s as enchanting as the ceremony itself. Add magic to your special day with hand-picked, eco-friendly & biodegradable confetti petals. You will get a heavenly blend of bright colours with golden and pink petals, striking blue cornflower dried lavender and marigold. Hand-selected Rose Petals are air-dried in the summer sunshine, which helps retain natural shape and colour. One litre is generous enough for up to 12 delighted guests. You can pre-fill them into confetti cones, wedding favours or confetti bags. They also look charming when elegantly scattered as table decorations. Make your wedding day unforgettable. Capture your romantic kiss with dreamy flower confetti. Rose petals for confetti make for a fabulous backdrop to any party. Treasure is one of the wedding day’s most favourite traditions, one which you will cherish and love forever. Red confetti can be used as rose petals for baths, handmade potpourri or decor for craft projects, and other than throwing confetti for weddings. Fantastic as botanicals for wax melts, car bombs or foot baths. Petals can be put into hamper baskets, sachets or birthday decorations.
The ideal eco-gift. It brings back the bees and butterflies to the United Kingdom. You can use it as a Dorset handcrafted. The Fukuoka Natural Farming Seedball Method was used to create this product.
Seed bomb gift box containing 4 Pollinator Beebom Seedboms for four times the Pollinating Power! Join the fight to save the bees. Pollinator Beebom contains a positively buzzing mix of wildflower seeds that will grow into bright and beautiful nectar-rich flowers loved by bumblebees and honey bees. Trigger by pulling the pin to remove the seal and submerge in water until thoroughly soaked inside and out. There are two seasons to grow Seedboms. Spring for flowering the same year and Autumn for flowering the following year. Seed mix – Cornflower, Vipers Bugloss, Wild Marjoram, Red Clover, Borage & Phacelia. Assembled in the UK (our shell casings are made in the Netherlands, all other materials sourced in the UK). Starch-based 100% compostable shell, organic peat-free compost, native wildflower/herb seeds, recyclable glue-free packaging. Throw or drop into areas that need brightening up. Seedboms like bare soil, natural light, and to be kept damp whilst growing. Full instructions are included on the inside of each Seedbom sleeve.
The unique design of different flowers, dots, stripes printed on the cotton cloth fabric makes it possible to create a warm and beautiful atmosphere at your party. In addition, you can enjoy these simple patterns with a pastoral style totally fresh and natural. There are 42 pieces of pendant flags with 14 different floral designs printed on cotton cloth fabric, and 14 patterns will appear three times in total. The various flowers and pastoral styles represent romance and nature, especially suitable for romantic occasions such as birthdays, garden decor, baby showers, proposals, wedding decorations, etc. The length of banners is 12 meters (40 ft) in total, and the size (bevel edge x base) of each one is 18 x 13.5 cm (7.1 x 5.3 inches). The distance from one banner to its next one is about 5 – 7 cm, and both sides have cotton ropes to tie up, which is convenient for you to decorate scenes with them. Our banners are made of soft and light cotton cloth fabric, and they feel comfortable and skin-friendly, and you can use them several times without fade.
Happy birthday letter bunting banner party decorations, suitable for all ages. Flash happy birthday sign banners, the colour is bright and not easy to fade, create a cute and magical effect for a birthday party. 13 Birthday letter banners; you can quickly assemble different shapes. You can set them on the wall, door, window, highchair, table edge, trees, etc., wherever at home or school, indoor or outdoor and you can put different parts at different places.
NATURALIK 300pc Premium Red Paper Straws are made of FDA approved materials and food-grade paper. They are toxin-free, taste and odour free. 7.75″ long, 0.25″ diameter. It is made of 100% biodegradable and compostable materials. BPA Free, Plastic Free and FSC certified. Our paper is from forests that comply with the most rigorous environmental and social standards. These environmentally friendly paper straws work perfectly for daily drinks, such as juices, shakes, smoothies, iced coffee etc. They are great for Birthday parties, baby showers, wedding receptions, bridal showers, housewarming parties, picnics, cake pops and more. It can also be used in arts and crafts. Paper straws are a great ecological alternative to reduce single-use plastic consumption and ocean pollution. You can help save our planet, one paper straw at a time.
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