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Balloons

Find out how to recycle, reuse and dispose of balloons.

Reduce

Balloons are so engrained in our minds when we think of celebrating but there are alternatives to buying these non-recyclable balloons. 

How about paper chains, fabric-scrap bunting, tissue paper bouquets?  The back of old wallpaper rolls makes great banners, or even a draw-able table cover. Pinterest has loads of inspiration!

Reuse

Mylar (foil type) balloons do not degrade, so you can re-use them in art and craft projects, as gift wrap or even to keep the birds away. You can find lots of re-use ideas online. 

Disposal

You cannot recycle balloons, so do not place them in your recycling bin.

Put old deflated balloons: