Rubber Balloons are Plastic Free and Will Biodegrade!
A rubber balloon begins to decompose from the moment it is manufactured and in contact with the natural elements. Decomposition is rapidly accelerated when the balloon is inflated and exposed to sunlight and oxygen.
This process of decay causes the balloon to oxidise. Oxidation begins within approximately one hour of inflation and is visible in some types of balloon as a cloudy or misty appearance.
Recent biodegradability tests have confirmed that natural rubber balloons biodegrade to approximately 90% within 2 years, under test conditions.
The rubber trees are not cut down to produce latex. Latex is obtained by tapping from mature trees, a process which does not harm the tree.
This contributes significantly to the removal of greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere that are produced by industrialised nations and are a major source of global warming.