Don’t think I’ve forgotten about balloons! The mylar balloon in the photo has been stuck in this poor tree for more than a week. Of course I want to pull it down and throw it in the trash like a good citizen, if only I could reach it. I’ve been monitoring the balloon because I thought it would fall down once the helium failed, but alas this balloon really nestled into the foliage and isn’t going anywhere.
On one hand this is a good thing because the tree trapped the balloon and saved the ocean from one more nasty piece of litter. On the other hand the tree now has a new trash tenant and can’t do much about it.
It’s interesting to note that the little plastic weight tied to the end of the ribbon didn’t do its job. I thought the whole point of weights was to prevent balloons from flying away. So now there are two useless pieces of plastic polluting the environment.
Today’s score: tree 1 vs. balloon 0