Happy Birthday!

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retired jerry
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » January 4th, 2020, 6:54 am

I wonder if rubber balloons (latex?) biodegrade better than mylar

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by bushwhacker » January 8th, 2020, 7:01 am

Friday 1/3:

Happy Birthday:
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One wonders with all of these posts of found balloons along the narrow corridors for hiking trails how many more are out there off trail. Must be hundreds :cry: .
retired jerry wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 6:54 am
I wonder if rubber balloons (latex?) biodegrade better than mylar
Jerry this might answer your question. Short answer, sort of..
https://balloonsblow.org/

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » January 8th, 2020, 7:27 am

thousands?

many many thousands?

on the other hand, probably balloons are far down on the list of impacts to wildlife, probably more aesthetic than anything else

interesting there's a website about this

yeah, I thought latex would eventually degrade but takes a long time

we need to develop plastic that degrades better

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Bosterson » January 8th, 2020, 7:47 am

bushwhacker wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 7:01 am
One wonders with all of these posts of found balloons along the narrow corridors for hiking trails how many more are out there off trail. Must be hundreds :cry: .
What makes you think these were all found on trail? ;)
Will hike off trail for fun.

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by adamschneider » January 8th, 2020, 8:32 pm

Bosterson wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 7:47 am
bushwhacker wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 7:01 am
One wonders with all of these posts of found balloons along the narrow corridors for hiking trails how many more are out there off trail. Must be hundreds :cry: .
What makes you think these were all found on trail? ;)
No kidding. In fact, I'd say the only reason most of these were still out there was because they weren't on trails.

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by cfm » January 15th, 2020, 7:22 am

Looks like we'll be getting fewer balloons traveling from Tempe, AZ.

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » January 15th, 2020, 7:59 am

yeah!!!

it's about time someone takes up this issue

(half serious, half in jest)

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » February 3rd, 2020, 6:50 pm

What are the odds?! :lol:
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Aimless » February 3rd, 2020, 7:55 pm

*sniff* *sniff*

Does something smell funny to anyone else?

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by retired jerry » February 4th, 2020, 6:20 am

nicely done :)

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