If you are looking for more information regarding balloon litter, these links should prove helpful!

Informational Websites

Resources About Balloon Litter (sources, impacts, laws, education)

Balloons as Litter Research. This study is being conducted in Virginia, USA by the Virginia Aquarium and Clean Virginia Waterways. BalloonResearch,

See a fox and a raccoon save a bird & a sea turtle from balloons & ribbons! Ranger Rick

“No More Balloon Releases” Facebook Page: Facebook

“Balloons Blow” Facebook page and web site with TONS of info & photos

Essay about the impacts of littered balloons by Andy Mabbett.

The Marine Conservation Society in the United Kingdom has many resources: What’s the Problem with Balloons?

Pledges to not release balloons…and more good stuff: KeepWales Tidy

Summary of the sources and impacts of balloons as litter: Clean Virginia Waterways

Essay about outdoor balloon releases found on, written by an unnamed balloon professional. The essay suggests that the balloon industry is searching for a perfect answer when it is charged with the concept that released balloons = litter. Essay on

Bighorn sheep (a protected species) are attracted to balloons & eat them. Article by Rebecca Barboza, Wildlife Biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game, USA.

News Articles and Publications

Articles Regarding Balloon Releases and Litter

Balloon Release for Sandy Hook Victims: an article by Tommy Rowan, The Express-Times, New Jersey, USA.

South Carolina Aquarium supports a ban on mass balloon releases in South Carolina

Balloon Litter on Virginia's Remote Beaches (Clean Virginia Waterways)

Resources About The Importance of Helium

Senate Acts to Save Federal Helium Program -- By David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post, Sept 19, 2013

Up, Up and Away -- New York Times analysis about the importance of helium, and its rising value. (May 25, 2013)

Legislation Proposed to Extend Helium Sales Deadline -- New York Times. (May 17, 2012)

Essay about balloons, litter, and helium depletion by Cherri Megasko

Scientific Publications

To Eat or Not To Eat: Debris Selectivity by Marine Turtles