South Jersey

No Balloon Releases in Atlantic City, NJ

Victory | February 23 2017

Plastic Pollution

The South Jersey Chapter wants to ban intentional outdoor balloon releases in Atlantic City, NJ as they have done in other towns.

Chapter leaders in South Jersey have taken the ordinance of one town which bans balloon releases, and brought it to other towns to do the same thing. On February 23, 2017 the Atlantic City Council unanimously passed the ordinance. Atlantic City is by far the biggest town to pass such a balloon ordinance so far. Balloons are senseless litter if released into the environment. They can entangle wildlife or be ingested by them. Balloons are often picked up on beach cleanup since they don't degrade in the environment.  

News coverage here http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/atlantic-city-votes-to-ban-balloon-releases/article_424770bc-e575-5fa4-8a32-04f4ce090763.html and here http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/01/26/atlantic-city-pushing-to-ban-release-of-helium-balloons/

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.

Learn More

Looking for more information?

Staff Contact Chapter Contact

John Weber Jweber@surfrider.org

Beth Kwart - Chapter Chair Chair@southjersey.surfrider.org