A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.
The Coalition for Responsible Celebration (CRC) believes that sustainability is integral to the success of the industry. The adoption and promotion of responsible celebration practices is a core focus for all coalition members, including manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and the like.
CRC members are engaging in comprehensive consumer education programs that begin at the point of sale with proper labeling and responsible use/disposal tips, and include distributing balloon care cards, and providing free balloon weights with every purchase.
Balloon recapture programs are being tested across the industry allowing consumers to return deflated balloons to retail stores. As the industry scales these programs, we know they will make a difference in sustainability initiatives.
Recycling programs are already common with balloon retailers. In 2021, a global business in the celebrations industry launched a foil and latex balloon waste pilot program in multiple states focused on retail and manufacturing balloon waste. The CRC will research and identify additional efficiencies to develop industry-wide recycling policies and recommendations.