Sustainability

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About Pioneer Balloon Company

Since our founding in 1917, Pioneer Balloon Company has grown into an international company with a passion for sharing the magic and wonder of balloons across the globe. Through our work with organizations around the world, we promote Smart Balloon Practices to ensure a future full of colorful balloon fun.  about our other brands and affiliate locations.

 

Stance on Balloon Releases:

Worth the Weight: Balloons Should Not Be Released

As a leader of The Balloon Council, Pioneer Balloon Company has worked with others to implement a new industry position against releasing any balloon into the environment. Don't let go: Inflate. Weight. Enjoy.

Worth the Weight: The Balloon Council says balloons should not be released.  People love balloons, but for many reasons no longer support balloon releases.  We, along with other balloon makers, have worked hard to share and inspire the use of Smart Balloon Practices to keep balloons available for every occasion.

We stand with communities by encouraging that balloons be weighted, not released outdoors, and disposed of properly when broken or deflated.  Whether it's a single balloon or hundreds, let's keep them from flying away.

Visit the Balloon Council website

Keep balloons fun! Be responsible!

Qualatex® is committed to the responsible use of balloons.  When handling balloons, always remember:

  • Never release balloons into the atmosphere.
  • Never inhale helium gas.
  • Always use a balloon pump to inflate your balloons.
  • Always secure helium-filled balloons with a weight.
  • When you're done enjoying your balloons, cut the ends and properly dispose.
  • Keep children safe when playing with balloons and dispose any deflated or popped balloons right away.

Marketing Materials

Posters, ads, and social media materials to help you communicate with your customers on this important topic.

Download materials here

Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup

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Every year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, hundreds of thousands of volunteers comb lakes, rivers and beaches around the world for trash. For over three decades, more than 12 million volunteers have collected over 220 million pounds of trash. We invite you to join the cleanup this year on behalf of the balloon industry.

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Latex Balloon Biodegradability

Latex balloons are biodegradable and photodegradable. When you see a clear balloon start to "fog" when in the sun, you are seeing it beginning to oxidize and photodegrade. The rate of degradation is highly variable as it's influenced by many variables such as temperature, the amount of light, the presence of latex consuming microbes, etc.