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We the undersigned petition to Stop the Semicolon Project's Balloon Release More details

Submitted by Bríd O'Connor Deadline to sign up by: 2017-08-30 21:56:16 Signatures: 17

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Current signatories

Bríd O'Connor, the Petition Creator, joined by:

Tyler Medina
Bríd O'Connor
Sarit O'Donovan
Holly English
Nathalie Moriarty
Adriana Rosu
Brian Gordon, Psy.D.
Nathalie Moriarty
Ellena Chan
Tara Kelly
Stephen Cowpar
Rossa Meade
Indre Dambrauskaite

More details from petition creator

What goes up, must come down. When balloons are released in to the atmosphere, they can travel thousands of miles, but will always return to the land or the oceans. After their descent, the best case scenario is they become ugly litter. In many cases they are susceptible to consumption by vulnerable wildlife. Many animals consume deflated balloons, mistaking them for food. This is particularly common in marine environments, where balloons can easily be confused for jellyfish.Each square mile of the ocean contains more than 46,000 pieces of floating plastic. Eight million metric tons of plastics make their way into the ocean each year. As well as the direct hazards caused by balloons, balloon releases waste valuable and finite helium. Helium is used in MRI scanners, cryogenics, breathing ventilators for infants and countless other things. We need affordable helium for these life saving services - it should not be wasted on balloons!Do not honour your loved ones who have been lost to suicide by spoiling the Earth. Light candles, blow bubbles - but please do not release balloons.
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