South Jersey

Banning Balloon Releases Statewide in NJ

Active | May 16 2017

Plastic Pollution

Both NJ Chapters want to ban intentional balloon releases in the Garden State.

State Senator Jim Whelan has introduced a bill to ban balloon releases in NJ just like five towns in his coastal district. Bill language is here

Balloons filled and released with lighter than air gases like helium will inevitably fall back down as litter fouling our beaches and possibly harming marine wildlife. 

Plastic Pollution

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

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