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!Learn more
Latex and Biodegradability
Qualatex latex balloons are made from Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), not plastic. Learn more about latex balloons and biodegradability here.Learn more
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.Learn more
We’ve been busy! Check out these exciting sustainability projects we have in the works!Learn more
Pioneer stands for sustainability. These three priorities outline our commitments for the future.Learn more
A Partnership for Sustainability
Meet Robert Meyer, Pioneer Board member, Founder of Advanced Sustainable Polymers, and Founder and Director of Planet Net Zero.Learn more
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
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.Download here
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.
Posters, ads, and social media materials to help you communicate with your customers on this important topic.Download here
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!Read it here
Our Industry Involvement
Pioneer Europe Limited is a founding member of the European Balloon and Party Council (the “EBPC”). More information on the EBPC and its policies can be found
For information on how to use balloons and party products responsibly visit the EBPC’s Partysafe website.Visit their website
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!
Pioneer Europe's Commitment
Printed Marketing Materials to Order (English)
Marketing Materials to Download (Multi Language)
Enjoy Balloons Responsibly
Pioneer Europe Limited subscribe to the EBPC Code of Best Practice for Balloons, promoting the responsible, safe and fun use of balloons.
Our Policy on Balloon Releases
Pioneer Europe Limited, as a member of the EBPC, does not support balloon releases, as we wish to protect the environment from any unnecessary litter.
We urge our customers not to endorse or undertake balloon releases and our message to consumers is “Don’t let go”.
Please dispose of balloons responsibly.
Check out our new collection of Environmental Marketing Materials, with printed posters, packs of leaflets and care cards available to order now!
These stickers will fit the underside of many commonly used balloon weights. Simply download the artwork free of charge and print onto standard A4 Avery L3416 label sheets.