Surfrider Foundation Delaware

Ban Intentional Release of Balloons

Balloon Thinking of You (littering) in Dune grass

Senate Bill (SB) 24 is a bill to reduce waste and raise awareness of the harm balloons create to the environment. This bill would make it an offense to intentionally release 5 or more balloons and releasing 1-4 balloons would be considered littering.

The bill recently passed both the state House and Senate and is awaiting signature by Governor Carney. When signed, the law would be projected to go into effect April 30, 2022.

Select this link to view a letter from the chapter posted in the Delaware State News.