Worlds first all encompassing Balloon Recycling program in Australia.

More than 737,468 Balloons received for Recycling as of March 6th 2024.

 

Balloon Bears Now Available ! Made from Recycled Balloons – watch the video to find out more and buy them now in the shop!

In Oz

We recycle all balloons in Oz.

We recycle all latex – foil and plastic balloons here in Brisbane Australia.

Click here to find out more

3 Phases

3 Phase Program

We are rolling out a 3 Phase program to offer a recycling program for balloons and balloon companies Australia wide. Click here to find out more.

10 Million Balloons

Within 3 years

Our goal is to recycle / re-purpose and re-use 10 million balloons within 3 years to prove that balloons are not a single use plastic product. Click here to find out more.

Balloon Recycling Australia was formed in November 2022 after months of researching if it was possible and how it was possible to recycle balloons of all types 
to create a sustainable balloon industry.

As Governments of all levels have started to legislate to ban balloons, considering them single use plastic, it became apparent that we, as an industry, must assure that balloons become recycled and up-cycled.
As of November 1st 2022, we started recycling balloons, over the next 12 months we have expanded operations to offer balloon recycling to balloon decorators, retailers, party stores, manufacturers, distributors and the general public through a membership program.
Our goal is to become completely sustainable so that balloons are here to be enjoyed for generations to come and we cannot do it without all parties being involved, so please, be involved.

GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATE SUPPORT

We need Government support on all levels, from the local council level, through to the State and Federal Government, we cannot do this alone, we need to expand our program, work with Councils, assure that any balloons that are headed for landfill have a chance to become something else. PLEASE PLEASE GOVERNMENTS HELP US !  We have spent hundreds of hours asking for support and financial assistance and although we are flattered by the compliments, we are devastated by the lack of help.

CORPORATE SUPPORT: If you are a Corporation or business that can help, we would welcome that help in any way possible, there is nothing more gratifying than being a part of something new, something ground breaking, something that makes a huge difference and that is what we are trying to do.

If you can support us in any way, work with us, we would very much welcome you getting in touch.

You can call Mark on 0422 465 440 or email at info@balloonrecycling.com.au

Latex Balloons are not a single use plastic product:

Various levels of Government have classified balloons as a single use plastic by considering them the same as plastic bags, coffee cup lids, straws, take away food containers and yet balloons are not plastic.

Latex balloons are made using the sap of a rubber tree which is sustainably harvested in many parts of the world and latex balloons are NOT single use plastic, yet they have been grouped together with oil based non biodegradable plastic items.

Plastics are derived from oil, they are a synthetic product, latex is derived from the sap of a rubber tree.

( See image to the left of an actual rubber tree harvesting natural latex ).

That said: Balloon Recycling Australia was created to recycle balloons to make our industry sustainable and our hope is to reverse the belief that balloons are single use plastic and overturn any bans that may be put on balloons on a local, state and federal level across all States of Australia.

Our key priorities

To assure that the balloon industry is around for generations to come for people of all ages to enjoy. The only way that this will be possible is if the balloon industry is sustainable and responsible. Balloon Recycling Australia is a part of that overall solution and an essential requirement moving forward.

Turning Balloons into Teddy Bear Stuffing !

Teddy bears are usually stuffed with a polyester filling that is a derivative of oil, we are now stuffing teddy bears with recycled latex balloon flakes. More than 250 ground up balloons are used to stuff each teddy bear.

Balloon Bear

Energy efficient recycling

We do not use heat to recycle balloons as this is very energy intense, we wish to be as energy efficient as possible throughout the recycling process, we will continue to persue the goal of being powered by renewable energy as we grow our operation.

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