Resources to help educate and communicate on the topic of balloons and the environment.

2023 Sustainability Update

Pioneer Balloon Company’s mission is to share the joy of balloons with all people through our commitment to unsurpassed quality, innovation, and excellence in all we do as a manufacturer and global marketing leader. We believe it is our responsibility to take meaningful action in support of a better, more sustainable Earth to ensure people of all ages enjoy balloons for generations to come. Read the update to learn more!

About Our Latex

We take great pride in the origin of our raw materials. Learn more about the latex in our balloons here!

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Latex and Biodegradability

Qualatex latex balloons are made from Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), not plastic. Learn more about latex balloons and biodegradability here.

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Responsible Use of Balloons

We stand with communities by encouraging that balloons be weighted, not released outdoors, and disposed of properly when broken or deflated.

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Current Projects

We’ve been busy! Check out these exciting sustainability projects we have in the works!

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Our Commitments

Pioneer stands for sustainability. These three priorities outline our commitments for the future.

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A Partnership for Sustainability

Meet Robert Meyer, Pioneer Board member, Founder of Advanced Sustainable Polymers, and Founder and Director of Planet Net Zero.

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Contact Us

This update was created with the help of many people across the teams at Pioneer Balloon Company and compiled by the Sustainability Task Force. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us: 

Pioneer Balloon Company
5000 E 29th St. N
Wichita, KS 67220

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Download a PDF of the full 2023 Sustainability Update and coordinating social media assets for your use.

Thank you for your continued support in our efforts to contribute to a sustainable future.

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Our Stance on Balloon Releases:

Pioneer Balloon Company has worked with others to implement an industry position against releasing any balloon into the environment.
We stand with communities by encouraging that balloons be weighted, not released outdoors, and disposed of properly when broken or deflated.

Whether it's a single balloon or hundreds, don't let go.

Inflate. Weight. Enjoy.

Marketing Materials

Posters, ads, and social media materials to help you communicate with your customers on this important topic.

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11 Ways to Reuse Microfoil Balloons

While foil balloons are not currently biodegradable, they do have many uses to extend their lives for years to come. Here are a few of our suggestions!

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What would the world be like without balloons? As various levels of balloon ban legislation work their way through lawmakers’ hands around the world, it is a very real question on minds of balloon artists. What if we could spread the joy of balloons around the world and create a wave of cheer to remind people of the sheer delight associated with balloons?

With that quest in mind, we challenge you to complete a random act of balloon kindness and share it with us on social media using the hashtags #joyofballoons #qualatex.

Take a minute and ponder who in your life could use an unexpected smile today? A parent or grandparent in a nursing home? An unsuspecting grade school class? A random stranger on the street? With endless possibilities, you could fill your entire month with random acts of kindness in your community!

In the words of A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh,
“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”

We look forward to seeing the joy you share with the world!