Balloon and the Environment and Recycling
After enjoying the celebration, ORYZAE asks its customers to recycle in an environmentally conscious way for a sustainable future.
Balloons can be broadly classified into the following two types
- rubber balloon
- film balloon
1. about rubber balloons
Just as maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees, rubber balloons are made from the natural sap collected from rubber trees.
Because the balloons we use are made of natural materials, U.S. studies have confirmed that they biodegrade at the same rate as oak leaves under similar conditions.
In Japan, a similar third-party verification has also been conducted, and the results of a "biodegradation test under controlled aerobic composting conditions" commissioned by the Chemicals Evaluation and Research Institute, Inc. verified that the product biodegrades according to the definition of biodegradability set by the Japan Bio-Plastics Association.
Although rubber balloons are a natural material and return to nature through biodegradation, many municipalities separate them as combustible garbage like fallen leaves. For details, please contact your local government office.
In recent years, as the current status and degradation of tropical natural forests accelerates, rubber trees, the source of rubber balloons, are being managed as an important resource and play a role in environmental conservation.
Rubber plantations have been found to have higher biomass and relatively higher carbon fixation capacity when compared to farmland and grassland.
The demand for natural rubber has led to afforestation and conservation, contributing to the fight against global warming.
2. about film balloons
All film balloons are marked for recycling, and we ask that you recycle them as a resource.
Balloons made overseas have the following recycling symbols
This is an identification code for resins defined by the Society of the Plastic Industry (SPI) in the United States. Please recycle them as resources in accordance with the local government regulations, if they fall under the following marks in Japan.
Also, balloons made in Japan are marked with the above plastic mark. All balloons other than rubber balloons (film balloons) are recycled resources compliant with this plastic mark as handling.