Sustainability Policy

At Balloonista, our dedication to reducing environmental impact and promoting sustainability is unwavering. We are constantly exploring innovative ways to minimize our reliance on non-biodegradable materials.

Eco-Friendly Balloon Alternatives

We’ve transitioned from traditional foil balloons to eco-friendly options made from natural rubber latex and paper. These materials are not only biodegradable and compostable but also represent a significant step towards more sustainable event decor.

Waste Minimisation and Recycling

Our commitment to sustainability extends to waste management. Through practices like reusing and recycling materials, we aim to minimize waste. Our balloon donation program is an exemplary initiative, extending the joy and life of used balloons while significantly reducing waste.

Future-Oriented Sustainability Approach

We are excited about our ongoing journey towards sustainability. Our focus is not just on current practices but also on exploring new methods to further reduce our environmental footprint. We strive to inspire and lead others in the industry towards sustainable practices.

balloonista green balloon hoop midsummers night themed balloon display
Air filled latex balloons with real garden foliage on a reusable metal frame - no helium
eco friendly red green and white balloon Christmas tree at church
Re-used party balloons at a local church

Biodegradable Latex Balloons Our high-quality latex balloons, sourced from the sap of Pará rubber trees, exemplify our commitment to sustainability. These balloons decompose as fast as an oak leaf, approximately six months, and their photodegradable nature ensures they break down under sunlight, leaving minimal environmental impact.

Air-Filled Balloons and Responsible Helium Use Prioritizing air-filled balloons is part of our eco-conscious approach. In cases where helium is necessary, we use Grade 4 helium, which does not affect scientific or medical industries, ensuring our practices remain environmentally responsible.

No Balloon Release Policy We are adamant about not facilitating balloon releases. Our practices ensure balloons are securely tied down and offer guidance on preventing accidental releases, reinforcing our commitment to environmental stewardship.

Supporting Environmental Causes: 1% For the Planet As proud members of 1% for the Planet, we donate 1% of our profits to environmental non-profits. This commitment aids crucial environmental work and aligns with our ethos of making a positive planetary impact.

Community Engagement and Reuse Initiatives Our ‘Second Life Of A Balloon Movement’ involves working with local charities to repurpose used balloons. This initiative not only reduces waste but also doubles the joy these balloons bring. Additionally, we focus on sourcing sustainable props and reusing them across events to minimize environmental impact.

Plastic Party Swap Shop Our Plastic Party Swapshop Facebook group encourages the community in London and the South East/Home Counties to reduce waste by buying, selling, or giving away used foil balloons and party supplies, fostering a more sustainable approach to party planning.

Lowering Vehicle Emissions In 2019, we began transitioning to Euro 6 ULEZ compliant vans to reduce emissions, particularly in areas like central London. We partner with couriers committed to carbon neutrality, ensuring our logistics are as sustainable as possible.

Our Sustainable Future We’re proud to announce that as of mid-2023, our fleet is 100% electric, including award-winning models like the Ford eTransit and Mercedes eSprinter. This move is a testament to our commitment to sustainability and our efforts to continuously improve our environmental practices.

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