A BEACH in California is banning the use of balloons, to help tackle wildfires and pollution.
From 2024, people visiting Laguna Beach won’t be able to take balloons on public property or to city events.
That includes normal or helium balloons bought for parties, birthdays and graduation ceremonies, but people can still use balloons at home. Anyone caught breaking the rules will be fined.
Campaigners have welcomed the news, saying it will be a big help to wildlife and the environment.
Foil balloons often get tangled in power lines, causing power cuts and fire risks. They’re also dangerous to animals, who mistake them for food, and they create litter and pollution.
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