Balloons, sky lanterns harm the environment
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The spectacle of the symbolic releasing of balloons and night sky lanterns is, without a doubt, a beautiful sight to behold and has become increasingly popular at festivals, weddings and other celebrations across the world. For Filipinos, the event is oftentimes symbolic and can even be observed in occasions such as burials. But after traveling for long distances and falling to the ground or waters, the burn-out and plastic remnants from the lanterns and balloons may not only litter the earth and seas, but can also hurt livestock and marine animals.
Gamboa-Amante, K. (2019, January 10). Balloons, sky lanterns harm the environment. The Manila Times, p. B5.
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Environments; Marine debris; Marine organisms; Animal welfare; Biodegradable substances; Marine mammals; Sea turtles; Marine birds; Plastics; Fish; Environmental impact; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Haribon Foundation; Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB); Okada’s Cove Manila; Philippines
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