At Vancouver Balloons we believe in doing our part by making socially and environmentally responsible choice.
Qualatex balloons are the best balloons available on the market, which are 100% biodegradable. They have a variety of colour selections, the best durability, and the best quality of product around. As a balloon manufacturer, Qualatex have great, knowledgeable staff that are mindful of environmental issues.
And this is why we are choosing Qualatex's 100% biodegradable balloons.
Here at Vancouver Balloons we find every possible solution to cut down our plastic waste in the business operations:
We reuse product packing paper as instore note pads and recycle them after use.
We reuse product packaging bags to pack our balloons and weights
Special note: even though the latex balloons we use are 100% biodegradable, we do not support releasing helium balloons in the air. Biodegradable balloons can still be harmful for living creatures, power lines, and natural forests as all biodegrading process takes time and the remaining of ribbons or string can affect the mentioned above heavily before they are fully degraded. When releasing helium balloons into the air, human have no control over where it lands and how it lands, this creates high risks for powerlines and our beloved animal friends. It is irresponsible to release helium balloons into the air and as a environmentally responsible company, we do not want to encourage such events.
What is Latex?
Latex is a stretchy material made from rubber, which is made from rubber trees usually found in Malaysia. These latex balloons are very versatile. They can be made into a wide variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. They can also be inflated with both regular air and helium.
When they are filled with helium, the gas will cause for the balloon to float and rise to the top, whereas those filled with air will not. Although these balloons are an excellent choice for any party or event, those with known latex allergies should avoid contact.
Did you know?
- The natural product used in making balloons is extracted from sap of a rubber tree.
- Rubber trees combat greenhouse gases, slowing global warming. And latex harvesting helps prevent deforestation.
- Our balloons are 100% biodegradable and break down at the same rate as an oak leaf.
- Foil balloons are not 100% biodegradable; however, they can be reused when in perfect shape (aka. naturally deflated instead of broken). Rent a helium tank and refill your old foil balloons to give them a second life!