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Balloons & The Environment

We love balloons here at Taylor Made Events and Costumes and we know that every occasion is made extra special with our displays , however, we love the environment too! So when using balloons, please follow our guide and enjoy balloons responsibly. 

Foil Balloons - Recycling scheme

Foil balloons are made of man-made materials such as nylon with an aluminium coating. They are not biodegradable so we are proud to introduce our Foil Balloon Recycling Programme, 

Return your used and deflated foil balloons to us

Every foil balloon you return earns points that add up to

discounts and freebies on future orders 

(Check out the full details here)

These foil balloons will then be donated and used by our

community partners in their crafting works

(detail on the sewing art is a recycled foil balloon)

If you would like to make use of any of our returned foil balloons, for similar crafting works or something else please email us at

Foil Balloons- Reuse

Did you know you can top up your foil balloons? If they are starting to deflate and look a bit sad, simply insert the helium nozzle into the valve and re inflate.

Alternatively, you can try to deflate the balloon so you can fold it up and store it for another time! All you need is a drinking straw check out this handy video HERE. Do be careful though as the valves are delicate and can be damaged if you are too rough! Then once you are ready to use again inflate it with a straw or balloon pump.

Latex balloons

It is a common misconception that latex balloons are made from plastic. Latex balloons are in fact made from 100% Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), which is collected from the Hevea Brasiliensis Pará rubber trees that are from sustainable Rainforest Plantations.

Latex balloons are also 100% biodegradable. They decompose at about the same rate as an oak leaf and recent biodegradability tests have confirmed that natural rubber balloons biodegrade to approximately 90% within 2 years, under test conditions.

We  DON'T Support Balloon Releases!

Releasing Balloons into the atmosphere is simply littering and we want to protect our environment from unnecessary littler, let us help you find lots of alternatives to mark your occasions.

Our helium inflated balloons, will always be  weighted with a suitable weight to prevent them from being inadvertently released, and our air-filled balloons are suitably anchored to guarantee that they cannot be released into the atmosphere and become litter.

The advice for all of our customers is to use balloons responsibly and adopt the 'Don’t Let Go'policy. When the party is over, deflate and cut balloons and any ribbon into small pieces, sealing them tightly in a bag before discarding them in the bin.

Our Tips:

  • All balloons must be disposed of responsibly.

  • Don’t let go! Pin it and Bin It.

  • Whilst latex balloons are 100% biodegradable, they must still be disposed of with household or commercial waste where they will decompose in landfill.

  • Join our recycling scheme and give foils a second life

  • Reuse Foil balloons where possible.

  • Once finished with, deflate and cut the balloons and ribbons into small pieces and put in the bin.

Taylor Made Events is a proud member of BAPIA, The Balloon and Party Industry Alliance, and follow a mutual policy to ensure a minimal impact on the environment. 






Learn More 

PEBA | Fact Sheet - Balloons & The Environment

EBPC European Balloon and Party Council Fact Sheet


Recycled Crafting
Recycled Crafting
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