“Green” Love Balloons

Many happy lovers will get a shiny, red heart balloon or a balloon bouquet this Valentine’s Day. Nonprofit group The Balloon Council wants everyone to follow Smart Balloon Practices to ensure that those colorful and heartfelt balloons don’t wind up as litter.

“Millions of balloons are sold on Valentine’s Day, so this is the perfect time to raise awareness about the best ways to handle and dispose of balloon properly,” said Lorna O’Hara, Executive Director of The Balloon Council (TBC). 

Whether you are giving the balloons or receiving them, be sure to keep these tips from TBC’s national Smart Balloon Practices Campaign in mind:

Do not release any balloons into the air – they can become tangled in power lines and turn into litter.

Keep balloons secured with a string and tied to a weight.

Children with balloons should always be monitored. Children under eight (8) years of age can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons.

When finished with balloons, pop them and properly dispose of them.

Despite the funny voice helium can give you, it should never be inhaled.

The Balloon Council encourages the public to share their balloon filled celebration photos by posting on Facebook facebook.com/balloonsliftup, and Instagram instagram.com/balloonsliftup, using the hashtag #BeBalloonSmart.

Share the love, but keep it clean.

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