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Think before you buy a balloon

Balloons are a thing of beauty but they are ticking bombs.

Do you know that if a seabird swallows a balloon, it’s 32 times more likely to die than if it had gulped down a piece of hard plastic? This was reported in a new study done by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania in Australia printed in Scientific Reports. Balloons are hazards when they enter the environment, killing countless birds and animals because they are not bio-degradableIf you as a parent are concerned about the environment, then don’t use balloons for celebrations. Celebrate with environmentally-friendly alternatives. To make your parties memorable, you could use these instead.

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