I am a member of the Queensland Youth Environment Council (QYEC) and our current campaign is to ban the release of helium balloons in Queensland. Balloon litter is extremely common in places like parks as children's parties are often held there. They are also often released at events and what goes up must come down, littering beaches, the ocean and waterways. Threatening countless animal species. Balloons especially affect highly endangered Sea Turtles. So when a Sea Turtle eats one they are at risk of floating syndrome, which makes them float on the surface of the water so they can't dive down to eat and they are also more likely to get hit by boats. The streamers attached to balloons are also a problem as they can easily get entangled around birds feet and make them drop off eventually because of the lack of circulation. Releasing balloons is littering and it is just glorified pollution.
You can help us to stop the release of helium balloons by signing our petition to ban helium balloons in Queensland here. Please share this post with your friends and family.
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