Pioneer Balloon Company
From: "Michele Mitten" <>
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Subject: Balloons and the Environment
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 10:45:33 -0000

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	Hi there

	PLEASE can someone help me!

	I am doing the decor for a wedding and while chatting with the
groom, I found out he works as a press officer for the local Animal Welfare
trust. They used to use balloons as a promotional item, but have recently
banned the use of them as they believe them to be environmentally

	I know that balloons are biodegradable, but he asked how long they
took to decompose. He also said that the animals eat these burst balloons,
therefore causing all sorts of problems.

	Does anyone know of facts that I can send to him, rather than

	Sorry to raise this issue yet again, but I'd like to clear up the
problem if possible!

	Many thanks in advance
	Michele Mitten
	London, UK