Parties Made Pretty are part of the PEBA
Pro Environment Balloon Alliance
We are proud to be a member of the PEBA. Members of PEBA do not support, or condone, nor will they facilitate the deliberate release of balloons and promote the correct disposal of balloons.
Our environment is very important to us and we need to ensure we protect in every way possible. We support the sale of helium balloons by balloon professionals that follow responsible practices and standards.
Latex Balloons are not plastic they are 100% natural and are made from a milky substance from rubber tree plantations which are a renewable source.
Latex is a 100 per cent natural substance that breaks down both in sunlight and water and should never be confused with plastic. The degradation process begins almost immediately after a balloon is manufactured. Oxidation, the "frosting" that makes latex balloons look as if they are losing their colour, is one of the first signs of the process. Exposure to sunlight quickens the process, but natural microorganisms attack natural rubber, even in the dark. Research shows that under similar environmental conditions, latex balloons will biodegrade at about the same rate as a leaf from an oak tree. The actual total degradation time will vary depending on the precise conditions.