The Green party in the German state of Lower Saxony would like to enact a ban on balloons, state party chief Anne Kura told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung newspaper on Thursday. Kura said birds and other wild animals often eat the remnants of plastic balloons and starve to death “with a full stomach.” She added that so-called biodegradable balloons should also be targeted under the ban, saying they do little to alleviate the problem. “On the one hand, you have this short-lived beautiful picture of colorful balloons in the air and on the other, dead birds,” Kura said. She said the party’s call for an outright ban comes from a similar move from the city of Gütersloh in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Hours after her statement, Kura clarified that her party does not support a complete balloon ban, instead, it backs prohibiting the mass release of balloons. “Balloons at children’s birthday parties in the living room are totally OK and fun,” she said. Read more: The surprising success of Germany’s Green party The state Green party chief said she was against the mass release of balloons Divisive move Many questioned the actual effect such a ban could have. Lower Saxony’s state Environment Ministry said such… Read full this story
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