Keeping the environment safe is part of our ethos. Our balloons are made from naturally occurring latex. Latex is an organic material that is produced by plants and trees. Our latex balloons are fully biodegradable, and the rubber trees from which the latex is gathered are not cut down in the process.
Latex balloons decompose at around the same rate as oak tree leaves (6 months). We encourage you to recycle your balloons where possible - disposing of latex balloons in a compost or in a landfill will allow it to decompose naturally and return to the earth.
For more information on how latex balloons are formed, here is a short video shot by BBC Worldwide in association with Magic of Making.
This video features a Latex Dipping and Balloon Forming Machine - and was partly shot on site at the premises we share with our parent company, Greenbrook Automations (who manufacture these machines).