Environment

 BALLOONS AND THE ENVIRONMENT = OUR RESPONSIBILITY

 The OMGNESS Events is a proud member of PEBA (Pro Environment Balloon Alliance). PEBA was formed in Australia in 2017 and is committed to driving proactive, environmentally responsible change within the industry.

I believe as leaders in this industry, That it is our responsibility to educate our customers and clients and the wider public on the responsibleuse of balloons and their disposal.

 

 Key facts about our balloons and the environment are listed below:

LATEX BALLOONS ARE NOT PLASTIC 

Latex balloons are a plant-based product made of natural rubber and are 100% biodegradable. We are proud to use only the highest grade of latex balloons in our balloon garland kits. Latex is harvested by tapping the rubber tree in a way that does not harm the tree. After the tree no longer produces latex, it is harvested and its wood is turned into lumber. Each year mature trees are tapped, old trees are harvested, new trees are planted and carbon dioxide is consumed. The manufacturers that we choose to support source their latex from sustainable Rainforest Alliance Certified plantations. The video clip below explains the process of how latex balloons are manufactured: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08ZE0VNBImQ&feature=youtu.be

When balloons become litter, they don’t degrade sufficiently or quickly enough to prevent posing a risk to wildlife. Therefore, we strongly promote the responsible use and disposal of balloons.

 


If the party is over and  the clean up has begun - what do you do with your latex balloons???

 

It is super simple .Your first option is to leave them up and keep the party going! Our balloons can last a very long time so keep that garland up and enjoy them for as long as you like!……Or If it really the time to tidy up, cut your balloons down and pop them in the bin. Latex balloons will completely decompose over time so you can safely dispose them in your household waste where they will decompose in the landfill. Discard of broken balloons immediately.

If you would like us to come and pack down your decorations and dispose of them responsibility  for you for a fee, please contact us on info@omgness.co.nz

  

Here at OMGNESS we are committed to being enviromentally friendly as possible!

We ensure every aspect of what we do at OMG NESS is kind to the Earth as we take the responsibility to care for our environment seriously.All our packaging and balloons in our DIY Balloon Garland kits are 100% biodegradable. We use recycled and recyclable material wherever possible and we recycle all paper, plastic and soft plastic at our studio & work space.

 

Sustainability is a core value for us here at  OMGNESS and we encourages all  our customers play our part in  taking  care of our Earth………..because there is NO Planet B 

If you have any thoughts, questions or suggestions. Please email us at info@omgness.co.nz

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