As proud members of PEBA, we are committed to the responsible use and disposal of balloons. Where possible, we try to stock the highest quality balloons available, especially 100% latex biodegradable balloons. Unfortunately many balloon accessories and party products are not biodegradable, such as balloon sticks, among other things.
We urge you to dispose your waste responsibly and recycle where possible. We encourage you not to endorse or undertake balloon releases and our message to customers is “Don’t let go”. Please NEVER release any helium-filled balloon and dispose of balloons responsibly.
We use high quality latex. The cheaper balloons are cut with plastic. Latex balloons are not plastic. They are a plant-based product, made from natural rubber harvested from Rubber Tree Plantations which are a renewable resource. Latex
is extracted without harming the rubber tree. As latex balloons are made from natural rubber, they do breakdown. However, when balloons become litter, they don't degrade sufficiently or quickly enough to prevent posing a risk or harm to wildlife.
Latex balloons will completely decompose over time so you can safely dispose of them in your household waste where they will decompose in landfill. Discard broken balloons immediately. Haflaty Store promotes the responsible use and disposal of balloons without compromising the environment.
CAUTION:Some people are allergic to natural latex rubber. Products containing latex rubber may cause allergic reactions.
Foil & Plastic Bubble Balloons
We sell good quality latex balloons, foil balloons and plastic bubble balloons. However, only latex balloons are biodegradable. Foil balloons are made of man-made materials such as nylon with aluminum coating. These materials do not decompose easily or quickly. However, foil balloons can be reused or recycled. Dispose foil balloons by cutting them open to release helium and then discard in a trash or recycling container if available.
Our Stance - Balloon Releases
Balloons released into the environment via helium releases or otherwise can find their way into our oceans. Water will slow down the breakdown of the latex and that means they can have a negative impact on the environment including posing a threat to wildlife.
We do not condone or knowingly provide balloons for balloon releases, or the use of balloons outdoors on windy days. Balloons should never be released outdoors.