Don’t Let Go!

There’s one thing to remember when it comes to balloons and sky lanterns – Don’t Let Go! Because what goes up must come down!

Letting balloons go and setting off sky lanterns may seem like a bit of harmless fun, but what happens when they float out of your sight and disappear from your thoughts?

They land somewhere – either intact or in bits with their trailing strings and plastic ties. This balloon litter can be eaten by marine life, entangle turtles or sea birds, and may result in premature death by choking, starvation or strangulation.

This resource, Don’t Let Go! from the Marine Conservation Society provided a great deal of food for thought and suggestions for positive action.