First came the Straw Wars. Next up are the Balloon Battles.

Tree Hugger - 01-11

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The balloon bubble is about to get popped as the anti-plastic movement gathers force. When a night club in the Philippines announced that it would host an enormous balloon drop on New Year's Eve in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record, there was international outrage. The spectacle was decried by Greenpeace Philippines as "nothing short of an arrogant and senseless enterprise" and the Climate Reality Project blasted it as "wasteful, unsustainable, and ecologically apathetic."