Balloons have brought cheer, laughter, and happiness to people of all ages for centuries and for this to continue, make sure you opt for latex balloons, which are ultimately the more environmentally friendly option.

  • Latex balloons are made from a natural product derived from trees found on farms in equatorial regions. The trees are “tapped” to release the liquid latex, so there is no need for the tree to be trimmed or chopped in anyway, and no risk of deforestation. One tree can produce enough latex to last 40 years.
  • As latex is a 100% natural product, it is completely biodegradable, which means it will break down into a residue that is safe for the environment.
  • Latex balloons break down at the same rate as other natural products, such as oak leaves and wood fibres. The time that they take to biodegrade is however influenced by the environment, so whether it is dry, light, or dark for example.