Balloon releases set to be banned to stop plastic pollution

This would be a major step in fighting climate change. 🎈

16.7.2019

This would be a major step in fighting climate change. 🎈

Local activists said animals often mistake non-biodegradable balloons for food.

The bill was introduced to the Queen Anne’s County Board of Commissioners last week by Commissioner Christopher Corchiarino.

Once eaten, such plastics can cause serious health issues for unsuspecting animals, and even kill them.

Falsted added that creatures may also get trapped and wounded by balloon ribbons if they become tangled around their limbs or wings.

The Queen Anne County Board of Commissioners is set to rule on the bill during a hearing next month,

Plastic pollution has become a hot topic in recent years, with environmentalists turning their attention to balloons after successfully campaigning against single-use plastic straws.

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