Environmental groups are lobbying to ban helium balloons, as the amounts that wash up on our shores are staggering.
With the EKKA here, there’s even more helium-filled balloons flying through our skies – but we forget that they have to land somewhere, usually in our oceans or washed up on our pristine beaches.
This is a listener photo of the haul collected on North Stradbroke Island’s Flinders Beach over a 12 month period.
Photo: Mary Pollard.
There’s also a helium shortage in the world, with MRI machines needing the helium to operate.
Laurel, Gary and Mark come up with an alternative to releasing balloons into the sky…
Photo: Stock Image & Mary Pollard