At Celebrations we are committed to reducing our impact on the planet. We have many ongoing projects that we are working on both as a business and as an industry.

Check back here as this page will be updated as we reach new milestones and complete new eco projects.

Anti Balloon Release Campaign:

We are joining forces with all fellow trade associations in order to raise awareness and support the industry wide movement to ban balloon releases. Please see below many steps we are taking to support the movement to prevent balloon releases.

Find out our trade organisation BAPIA’s official stance on balloons and the environment by clicking here.

Find out more about what PEBA’s stance is on responsible balloon practices here.

 

Much misinformation exists regarding balloon pollution. The European Balloon & Party Council are working hard to ensure the correct factual information is reaching the general public.

 

Our Balloons:

We use Qualatex latex balloons which are made from rubber trees located in plantations that are Rainforest Alliance Certified™.

The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, governments, environmentalists, and businesses dedicated to conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. We are an international non-profit organization working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes, and thriving communities through creative, pragmatic collaboration.

In order to become certified, farms must meet criteria of the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard. The Standard encompasses all three pillars of sustainability-social, economic, and environmental. Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms are audited regularly to verify that farmers are complying with the Standard’s comprehensive requirements, which require continual improvement on the journey to sustainable agriculture. The Standard is built on these important principles of sustainable farming:

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Improved livelihoods and human well-being
  • Natural resource conservation

Effective planning and farm management systems

Check out this video about how balloons are made:

Composting:

Did you know you can put latex balloons in your compost? Check out more at all of these websites:

Auckland Council – 8 surprising things you can compost

Nationswell – 71 items you can put in compost

Earth 911 – 15 surprisingly compostable items

Compact Appliance – Compost items

Our Suppliers:

We have spoken with our suppliers and have asked for them to consider ways in which they can reduce excess waste. They have stated they are looking into various ways in which they can reduce their impact and we will continue to follow up with them regularly.

What else we are doing:

  • We have been instrumental in making improvements at our joint refuse point within our retail courtyard. In conjunction with our landlord we have identified new recycling opportunities for plastics, tins and glassware in addition to our pre-existing paper and cardboard recycling facilities.
  • We have implemented a system to ensure we recycle all spent batteries used in our work.

 

Other associations we follow and support with lots of further information, research and resources:

https://www.partysafe.eu

 

Credits:

With thanks to:

BAPIA

EBPC

Qualatex

Balloon Professional: Isaiah O’Connor Cba

PEBA