Isles of Scilly among beauty spots bombarded with deflated party staples

Mail Online | 8/25/2018 | Miles Dilworth For The Daily Mail
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Balloons might seem like innocent fun at birthdays and village fetes – but what goes up must come down.

And as these pictures show, the party staples can end up scarring the environment. The Isles of Scilly have been bombarded with deflated balloons that not only spoil the rugged landscape and holiday beaches, but do serious damage to its wildlife.

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In some cases, they have blown or floated hundreds of miles before coming to rest on the archipelago’s shores.

Logos on the balloons reveal they have come from across the UK and Ireland.

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One carried the logo of an estate agent 300 miles away in west London, and another of a cafe 240 miles away in Dublin. Others came from Harpenden in Hertfordshire, Worthing in West Sussex, Portsmouth and Cardiff.

Astonishingly, one balloon – found 470 miles from...
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