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Balloons identified as major threat to marine wildlife

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Plastic reduction

A CSIRO study recently identified balloons among the top three most harmful pollutants threatening marine wildlife, along with plastic bags and bottles.

Balloons end up in waterways, oceans and parklands, causing damage to the environment and harming wildlife in many ways.

They break down into small pieces of brightly coloured plastic that can look like food and are often ingested by wildlife.

Balloons are often found in the stomachs of dead animals.

Plastic Reduction Denmark has been providing an alternative for the past five years – ‘borrow and return’ bunting is made from pre-loved fabrics in many colours and designs to suit every occasion.

Simply go to the Denmark Environment Centre or the Community Resource Centre, give a $5 deposit, fill in the details and go and celebrate, not only a special day but a great action too.

Every bit counts – be the change. PRD always welcomes new ideas and support.

Check out facebook.com/plasticreductiondenmark or telephone Karen on 0476 205 155.

Denmark Bulletin 21 March 2024

This article appeared in the Denmark Bulletin, 21 March 2024.


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