What’s more joyful than the sight of colorful balloons soaring up into the blue sky? People release festive bunches of them for lots of reasons, including to
- celebrate birthdays, weddings and anniversaries
- commemorate the passing of a loved one
- inspire excitement at sporting events
- announce the opening of a business or a super sales event
And sometimes they simply escape our grasp and go skyward.
What goes up must come down
Alas, balloons eventually fall back to Earth. That’s when the dark side of their existence begins. When balloons and their ribbons or strings fall or blow into the ocean and waterways, wildlife can suffer and die. Continue reading »