Most people don't think twice about popping a balloon when the party's over. But what happens to those latex pieces once they're thrown away? If you care about the environment, you might want to think twice before disposing of your balloons in your rubbish bin. Here are some eco-friendly tips for disposing of balloons.
Clean up your act after the party by popping those balloons and pop the little pieces of Latex into your compost bin. These balloons are made from natural rubber and will biodegrade just like plants and old leaves!
Castle Balloons collect all their old balloons from displays, and put them through their recycling program. The latex is first made into pellets and then used in the manufacture of the bouncy floor that you see at children's adventure playgrounds.
You can recycle latex balloons just like you would any other type of rubber product. All you need to do is take them to a local recycling centre that accepts rubber products.
Make Balloon Animals - If you have small children at home, they'll probably get a kick out of helping you make balloon animals with the leftover balloons. Once you're done playing around, you can puncture the balloons, chop them up and add them to your compost pile.
Use Them for Art - If you're creative, you can use old balloons for all sorts of art projects. For example, you could use them to make mosaics or sculptures. Once you're done with your project, simply puncture the balloons, chop them into tiny pieces and add them to your compost pile.
There are plenty of eco-friendly ways to dispose of used balloons. The next time you have a balloon pop, think about recycling them, giving them away, or using them for art projects. And if all else fails, just add them to your compost pile!