The biodegradability of latex is being studied scientifically worldwide. Latex balloons are made from natural rubber which is a renewable resource and biodegradable, however we do not want balloons to be littering the environment.
The most important actions we can take are:
A number of latex balloon manufacturers source the natural latex used to make their balloons from Rainforest Alliance Certified Plantations.
The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, governments, environmentalists and businesses. This network is dedicated to conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods.
The Rainforest Alliance are an international, non-profit organization working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes and thriving communities through creative and pragmatic collaboration