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Latex Balloon Biodegradability Testing 26/01/2018 Observations

Latex Balloon Biodegradability Testing 26/01/2018 Observations

PEBA Latex Balloon Biodegradability Testing Perth W.A. 26 Jan. 2018

4 Months

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Observations

1 x Standard White – Severe deterioration. Neck has totally broken away. Numerous holes and splits. Balloon is disintegrating.

1 x Fashion Black – Severe oxidation. Several holes and splits. Least affected balloon.

1 x Standard Yellow – Severe deterioration. Neck has broken away. Numerous holes and splits. Balloon is disintegrating.

1 x Jewel / Crystal Ruby Red – Further massive deterioration.  Balloon falling apart.

1 x Diamond Clear – Severe deterioration. Balloon has collapsed into itself. Splits and holes.

1 x Jewel / Crystal Emerald Green – Deterioration around the neck. Severe oxidation. Splits developing.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Pink –  Further massive deterioration. Balloon falling apart. Balloon basically in pieces.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Sapphire Blue – Severe deterioration. Balloon breaking up. Substantial number of holes, splits and cracking.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Lime Green – Further severe deterioration of the whole balloon. Holes, splits and severe cracking.

Further Notes:

The balloons are in a position where they only receive between 3 and 4 hours of full sun, per day. The results of balloons in full sun would be interesting.

If the balloons were situated so that they were moved around by the wind, many of them would be even further broken down.

Simple Equation:

Positive effect on greenhouse gases and hence global warming.
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No Balloon Releases.
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Dispose of balloons correctly, as you would with any other product.
=
Either none, or extremely insignificant detrimental effect on our environment.

 

 

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