Responsible use of Balloons
Phantasy Party Theming is a registered member of the Pro Environment Balloon Alliance (PEBA). We care about the environment and we love being able to use balloons to make people’s decor dreams a reality!
Balloon decor is a versatile design option for any event. Latex balloons, in particular, add a whimsical quality to decor that is hard to deny. But what happens to a latex balloon after it pops? In today’s environmentally-conscious world, this is an important question?
What happens to the balloons when you’re done with them?
Currently we endorse correct disposal of balloons with the "Pin it and Bin it" policy. However, we look forward to recycling our balloons soon with a new balloon recycling program that is soon to be launched by Amscan and Terracycle. We look forward to sharing more on this as we receive updates.
Aren’t balloons a serious choking hazard?
Uninflated and broken balloons may be a choking hazard for small children. Adult supervision is always recommended around balloons for this reason. We encourage discarding of broken balloons at once to avoid any mishaps with children picking up scraps. Balloon installations are usually intended to be viewed and not handled, so accidental popping of balloons in a finished sculpture is rare and there should be no chance of choking. Reports of children choking on balloons are rare. With proper adult supervision, the risk can be eliminated entirely.
Who is at risk from latex allergies?
Latex allergies present a moderate to serious health problem for a very small percentage of the population. Reactions to naturally produced latex may range from minor skin irritation to reactions so severe that immediate emergency medical treatment is required to prevent death. Those most at risk of having an allergic reaction to latex are in the medical arena —doctors, nurses, dentists, technicians, and certain patients. These people are exposed to latex gloves and equipment which has latex on it. In other words, you aren’t likely to experience a latex allergy for the first time at a fun event with balloons. In most cases, you’ll know about a latex allergy you have from a past experience in a medical setting.