How long does it take to for these "biodegradable" balloons and string to break down? Paper is biodegradable and breaks down relatively quickly, but I still hate to see it blowing around the countryside, making our community look so trashy.<quoted text>
As was already stated....these were BIODEGRADABLE balloons with BIODEGRADABLE string - believe it or not, we don't want to kill innocent sea creatures even though we are about a thousand miles from the nearest ocean.
It's not only sea creatures who ingest and are killed by balloons, assuming they are quick enough to pounce on the balloon before it biodegrades.(Yes, that is sarcasm, in response to your sarcasm.) Birds are especially attracted by bright colors. It is easy to find pictures on the web of animals entangled in string and deflated balloons. It is a hazard that is just not necessary, and that is my main point. BTW, we are about 500 miles from the Sea of Cortez, home to a number of endangered species.
Another Proud Mom said "Put your anger towards helping change something on a bigger scale." I do, every day. But you are wrong about focusing on a "bigger scale." It all starts on a small scale, right here. Teaching our children to be responsible is a great way to lead to a sustainable, decent future.