Latex Balloons are Earth-friendly!
Rubber trees grow in rain forests. Latex harvesting discourages deforestation because latex-producing trees are left intact. A tree can produce latex for up to 40 years.
The high-quality latex balloons used by Eye Candy Balloons are made from Qualatex and are made from 100% natural latex — not plastic. These latex balloons are biodegradable, and decompose as fast as an oak leaf in your backyard!
Latex balloons come from rubber trees. Latex is collected by cutting the tree’s bark, then catching the latex in a cup. Latex harvesting doesn’t hurt the tree!
If the sound of a balloon popping startles you, you’re not alone. A bursting balloon actually creates a small sonic boom!
Once a hole is made in an inflated balloon, the quick release of the balloon’s energy, or air, causes the hole to grow at almost the speed of sound in rubber. Since this speed is much higher than the speed of sound in air, the hole in the balloon actually breaks the sound barrier, creating a sonic boom.