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Gummiballonger – nedbrytingstest – 26/03/17 – observasjoner

Latex Balloon Biodegradability Testing 26/03/2018 Observations

PEBA Latex Balloon Biodegradability Testing Perth W.A. 26 March. 2018

5 Months

More volunteers are required to carry out these tests in Australia and around the world. If you are keen to participate, please see details at www.peba.com.au/

Observations

1 x Standard White – Severe deterioration. Neck has totally broken away. Numerous holes and splits. Balloon is disintegrating. One side of the balloon nearly “gone”. Other side starting to break down. Balloon would break up into tiny pieces with any movement.

1 x Fashion Black – Severe oxidation. Several holes and splits down both sides. Balloon starting to break down Least affected balloon. Holes and splitting developing.

1 x Standard Yellow – Massive deterioration. Neck has broken away. Numerous holes and splits. Balloon is disintegrating. Second side breaking down.

1 x Jewel / Crystal Ruby Red – Further massive deterioration.  Balloon falling apart. Small pieces breaking away. Second side showing severe deterioration. Balloon in pieces

1 x Diamond Clear – Severe deterioration. Balloon has collapsed into itself. Splits and holes. Balloon has broken into 3 parts. Balloon shrinking into very small pieces

1 x Jewel / Crystal Emerald Green – Now showing severe deterioration and splits. Piece of the balloon has broken away. Second side starting to deteriorate.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Pink –  Further massive deterioration. Balloon falling apart. Balloon basically in pieces. Second side starting to break down. Balloon in tiny pieces.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Sapphire Blue – Further severe deterioration. Balloon breaking up. Substantial number of holes, splits and cracking. Neck broken away. Whole balloon falling apart.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Lime Green – Further severe deterioration of the whole balloon. Holes, splits and severe cracking. Balloon breaking up into tiny pieces.

Further Notes:

The balloons are in a position where they only receive between 3 and 4 hours of full sun, per day. The results of balloons in full sun would be interesting.

If the balloons were situated so that they were moved around by the wind, many of them would be even further broken down.

Under these conditions there is already a strong indication that latex balloons will not have a significant long term effect on the environment.

Simple Equation:

Positive effect on greenhouse gases and hence global warming.
+
No Balloon Releases.
+
Dispose of balloons correctly, as you would with any other product.
=
Either none, or extremely insignificant detrimental effect on our environment.

Gummiballonger – nedbrytingstest – 26/01/17 – observasjoner

Latex Balloon Biodegradability Testing 26/01/2018 Observations

PEBA Latex Balloon Biodegradability Testing Perth W.A. 26 Jan. 2018

4 Months

More volunteers are required to carry out these tests in Australia and around the world. If you are keen to participate, please see details at www.peba.com.au/

Observations

1 x Standard White – Severe deterioration. Neck has totally broken away. Numerous holes and splits. Balloon is disintegrating.

1 x Fashion Black – Severe oxidation. Several holes and splits. Least affected balloon.

1 x Standard Yellow – Severe deterioration. Neck has broken away. Numerous holes and splits. Balloon is disintegrating.

1 x Jewel / Crystal Ruby Red – Further massive deterioration.  Balloon falling apart.

1 x Diamond Clear – Severe deterioration. Balloon has collapsed into itself. Splits and holes.

1 x Jewel / Crystal Emerald Green – Deterioration around the neck. Severe oxidation. Splits developing.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Pink –  Further massive deterioration. Balloon falling apart. Balloon basically in pieces.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Sapphire Blue – Severe deterioration. Balloon breaking up. Substantial number of holes, splits and cracking.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Lime Green – Further severe deterioration of the whole balloon. Holes, splits and severe cracking.

Further Notes:

The balloons are in a position where they only receive between 3 and 4 hours of full sun, per day. The results of balloons in full sun would be interesting.

If the balloons were situated so that they were moved around by the wind, many of them would be even further broken down.

Simple Equation:

Positive effect on greenhouse gases and hence global warming.
+
No Balloon Releases.
+
Dispose of balloons correctly, as you would with any other product.
=
Either none, or extremely insignificant detrimental effect on our environment.

 

Gummiballonger – nedbrytingstest – 21/12/17 – observasjoner

Latex Balloon Biodegradability Testing 21/12/2017 Observations

Many people have expressed interest in conducting testing on the biodegradability of latex balloons. Whether you are a member of PEBA (Pro Environment Balloon Alliance), or not, it would be fantastic to have you involved. I have tried to set the test up using correct “Scientific Method”.  Who’s in?

The test consists of:

  • 1 x open 13 litre container (Bunnings), or similar, with a couple of holes drilled in the base, filled to three quarters with soil from your local area.
  • 9 x Latex Balloon (Manufacturer of Your Choice)

1 x Standard White  Severe oxidation, deterioration of the neck and several holes.

1 x Fashion Black  Oxidation, least affected balloon.

1 x Standard Yellow Severe Oxidation and numerous holes.

1 x Jewel / Crystal Ruby Red  Massive deterioration. Balloon falling apart.

1 x Diamond Clear Severe deterioration. Balloon has collapsed into itself.

1 x Jewel / Crystal Emerald Green Deterioration around the neck. Severe oxidation.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Pink  Massive deterioration around neck. Balloon falling apart

1 x Pearl / Metallic Sapphire Blue Severe deterioration around neck. One hole.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Lime Green  Numerous holes and severe deterioration of the whole balloon.

  • It is interesting that the Fashion Black and Jewel Emerald Green have been the slowest balloons to break down, yet they are the fastest when still in their packaging.
  • The balloons should be inflated to size and then let down. This is because most balloons that find their way into the environment have been inflated.
  • The variety of balloons and colours has been selected because experience tells us that some balloons (e.g. darker colours and Jewel / Crystal) biodegrade faster than others and it is necessary to measure the difference.
  • The container should not be covered and should be left outside under all weather conditions.
  • Please photograph your experiment every 30 days (or less) and take note of any changes, etc.
  • The data collected from these tests conducted under different soil and weather conditions will be invaluable.
  • I will also be doing two separate tests, using beach sand and sea water.
  • Data updates and all results will be published on www.peba.com.au

21/12/2017

Gummiballonger – nedbrytingstest – 26/11/17 – observasjoner

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 Latex Balloon Biodegradability Testing 26/11/2017 Observations

Many people have expressed interest in conducting testing on the biodegradability of latex balloons. Whether you are a member of PEBA (Pro Environment Balloon Alliance), or not, it would be fantastic to have you involved. I have tried to set the test up using correct “Scientific Method”.  Who’s in?

The test consists of:

  • 1 x open 13 litre container (Bunnings), or similar, with a couple of holes drilled in the base, filled to three quarters with soil from your local area.
  • 9 x Latex Balloon (Manufacturer of Your Choice)

1 x Standard White  Further oxidation and deterioration.

1 x Fashion Black  Some oxidation and fading

1 x Standard Yellow Severe  Fading / Oxidation.

1 x Jewel / Crystal Ruby Red Severe fading / Holes in the balloon.

1 x Diamond Clear Severe oxidation and breakdown of the balloon. Balloon has collapsed into itself.

1 x Jewel / Crystal Emerald Green Substantial Oxidation and deterioration.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Pink  Severe Fading / Oxidation and a hole in the side of the balloon.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Sapphire Blue Severe Fading / Oxidation.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Lime Green  Severe Fading / Oxidation / some deterioration.

  • The balloons should be inflated to size and then let down. This is because most balloons that find their way into the environment have been inflated.
  • The variety of balloons and colours has been selected because experience tells us that some balloons (e.g. darker colours and Jewel / Crystal) biodegrade faster than others and it is necessary to measure the difference.
  • The container should not be covered and should be left outside under all weather conditions.
  • Please photograph your experiment every 30 days (or less) and take note of any changes, etc.
  • The data collected from these tests conducted under different soil and weather conditions will be invaluable.
  • I will also be doing two separate tests, using beach sand and sea water.
  • Data updates and all results will be published on www.peba.com.au

26/11/2017

Latex Balloon Biodegradability Testing (26/10/17) Observations

Many people have expressed interest in conducting testing on the biodegradability of latex balloons. Whether you are a member of PEBA (Pro Environment Balloon Alliance), or not, it would be fantastic to have you involved. I have tried to set the test up using correct “Scientific Method”.  Who’s in?

The test consists of:

  • 1 x open 13 litre container (Bunnings), or similar, with a couple of holes drilled in the base, filled to three quarters with soil from your local area.
  • 9 x Latex Balloon (Manufacturer of Your Choice)

1 x Standard White:  Some oxidation and deterioration.

1 x Fashion Black:  Some oxidation / little change in appearance.

1 x Standard Yellow:  Fading / Oxidation / little change in appearance.

1 x Jewel / Crystal Ruby Red: Fading / Oxidation / little change in appearance.

1 x Diamond Clear: Substantial Oxidation and deterioration.

1 x Jewel / Crystal Emerald Green: Substantial Oxidation and deterioration.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Pink:  Substantial Fading / Oxidation.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Sapphire Blue: Fading / Oxidation / little change in appearance.

1 x Pearl / Metallic Lime Green:  Fading / Oxidation / some deterioration.

  • The balloons should be inflated to size and then let down. This is because most balloons that find their way into the environment have been inflated.
  • The variety of balloons and colours has been selected because experience tells us that some balloons (e.g. darker colours and Jewel / Crystal) biodegrade faster than others and it is necessary to measure the difference.
  • The container should not be covered and should be left outside under all weather conditions.
  • Please photograph your experiment every 30 days (or less) and take note of any changes, etc.
  • The data collected from these tests conducted under different soil and weather conditions will be invaluable.
  • I will also be doing two separate tests, using beach sand and sea water.
  • Data updates and all results will be published on www.peba.com.au

Latex Balloon Biodegradability Testing (3/10/17)

Many people have expressed interest in conducting testing on the biodegradability of latex balloons. Whether you are a member of PEBA (Pro Environment Balloon Alliance), or not, it would be fantastic to have you involved. I have tried to set the test up using correct “Scientific Method”.  Who’s in?

The test consists of:

  • 1 x open 13 litre container (Bunnings), or similar, with a couple of holes drilled in the base, filled to three quarters with soil from your local area.
  • 9 x Latex Balloon (Manufacturer of Your Choice)

1 x Standard White

1 x Fashion Black

1 x Standard Yellow

1 x Jewel / Crystal Ruby Red

1 x Diamond Clear

1 x Jewel / Crystal Emerald Green

1 x Pearl / Metallic Pink

1 x Pearl / Metallic Sapphire Blue

1 x Pearl / Metallic Lime Green

  • The balloons should be inflated to size and then let down. This is because most balloons that find their way into the environment have been inflated.
  • The variety of balloons and colours has been selected because experience tells us that some balloons (e.g. darker colours and Jewel / Crystal) biodegrade faster than others and it is necessary to measure the difference.
  • The container should not be covered and should be left outside under all weather conditions.
  • Please photograph your experiment every 30 days (or less) and take note of any changes, etc.
  • The data collected from these tests conducted under different soil and weather conditions will be invaluable.
  • I will also be doing two separate tests, using beach sand and sea water.
  • Data updates and all results will be published on www.peba.com.au

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