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To: The Federal Government

An Australia wide ban on the release of balloons and the use of helium to inflate balloons.

An Australia wide ban on the release of balloons and the use of helium to inflate balloons.

Unite the states and territories for a national ban on the release of balloons and the use of helium to inflate balloons.

Why is this important?

Released balloons end up as litter - somewhere - and threaten wildlife. Balloons are 32 times more likely to kill a sea bird than pieces of hard plastic when ingested. Wildlife such a turtles and platypus die from starvation, entanglement or choking. Balloons are known to travel hundreds of kilometres over land and ocean. Without helium, balloons would not be released.


Reasons for signing

  • Little actions and changes to help us move towards a better future. Sick of finding plastic every single time I go Scuba diving.
  • Because I agree it’s a wasteful practice
  • Litterers get fined if caught. These balloon releases are advertised and photographed but no-one gets fined, it's hard to figure out why not!

Updates

2019-05-01 08:15:43 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-04-26 11:35:50 +1000

500 signatures reached

2019-04-22 21:45:46 +1000

100 signatures reached

2019-04-21 23:32:55 +1000

50 signatures reached

2019-04-21 20:02:45 +1000

25 signatures reached

2019-04-21 19:11:04 +1000

10 signatures reached