We care about the Environment

We only use the highest quality balloons by Qualatex and sempertex balloons please see their environmental policy below: can this be added in to the top box.

Qualatex balloons, please see their environmental policy below:

Qualatex latex balloons are made from 100% natural latex — not plastic. Our latex balloons are biodegradable, and decompose as fast as an oak leaf in your backyard! Latex balloons come from rubber trees. Latex is collected by cutting the tree’s bark, then catching the latex in a cup. Latex harvesting doesn’t hurt the tree! Latex balloons are Earth-friendly! Rubber trees grow in rain forests. Latex harvesting discourages deforestation because latex-producing trees are left intact. A tree can produce latex for up to 40 years!

Sempertex balloons, please see their environmental policy below:

Balloons are not made out of plastic but they are made out of the juice of a rubber tree. These rubber trees abstract carbon dioxide (c02) and contribute to a reduction of the global warming. Each year thousands of trees are planted especially for latex production. This helps against the deforestation. Sempertex balloons are made out of 100% natural latex. The rubber is transformed by vulcanization into latex. In contrast to cheaper brands of balloons, there are no artificial additives used to keep the flexibility in the balloons.

What are balloons made of?

Natural latex rubber and metalized nylon (sometimes mistakenly called “Mylar”) are the most common materials use in modern balloon manufacturing. Balloon-ilicious only uses latex balloons. Latex is a natural product derived from trees, and is biodegradable. Many plants natural make latex and tapping trees for the material doesn’t harm them. Latex harvesting discourages deforestation because latex-producing trees are left intact. In fact, a tree can produce latex for up to 40 years.

What gas/equipment do you fill the balloons with?

Depending on the project and the resources available, balloons are most often filled with air or helium. Most Balloon-ilicious projects use air. We use everything from small hand pumps—similar to those used to inflate sport balls and bicycle tires—to large air compressors are used.

How long do inflated balloons last? Can they be preserved?

There’s no firm time table. All latex balloons will deflate. Despite their shrinking, they may hold their shape for days or even weeks. Typically, larger sculptures with more balloons can look good longer since no single balloon is critical to the overall appearance of a sculpture.

Pop it and Post it

Balloon-ilicious encourage our customers to dispose of their balloons in a safe way for the environment. We offer a service called POP IT and POST it, all you need to do is pop your balloons, post them back to use and we will dispose by allowing them to biodegrade.

Balloon Releases

Balloon-ilicious will not provide balloons for a balloon release. We would encourage our customers to use air filled balloons where possible.