Balloon & Sky Lantern Release
We at Port Talbot Party Shop will not support or knowingly sell balloons to any customer who plans or has planned a balloon release. Balloon release is banned in Neath Port Talbot on council land and a number of other Councils throughout Wales and the rest of the UK , the negative impact of balloons and sky lanterns on wildlife, in particular marine life, is well documented.
We understand that there may be different reasons that people may wish to take part in organised balloon release events, however there are other activities that can be undertaken. These include virtual balloon releases, balloon sculptures or indoor ‘pop a balloon’ events, whilst for memorial events, candle lighting or bubble blowing have proven to be popular as an alternative. We would urge any customer to consider these alternatives, which will avoid causing unnecessary harm to our wildlife.
We do not sell Sky Lanterns, (also known as Chinese lanterns). These have been banned across all 22 local councils in wales, Once released, can travel for miles and have been known to entangle livestock and wildlife, or even kill them when the debris is mistaken for food. They also pose a fire risk and can be confused with distress flares. We urge all customers and members of the public to think twice before releasing balloons and sky lanterns.