You Can Now Cop MASSIVE Fines For Releasing Helium Balloons In Victoria
Up to $82,000!
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Have you ever been at work and felt the incomprehensible urge to release a helium balloon from the rooftop? Congratulations, you might just have what it takes to become a felon.
Tim and Jess discussed Victoria’s new environmentally-friendly law, which will see *massive* fines being imposed on people who release balloons into the atmosphere.
If caught releasing just a single balloon, a would-be criminal can expect to cop a fine of $991.
If done at work, the fine swells (“balloons”, if you will) up to $4559.
Now comes the scariest number; if a business were to release, say, I dunno, a *few* balloons, they can expect to cop a fine as high as $82,610.
The plastic used in helium balloons takes longer to dissipate than most others and has had a detrimental effect to sea life, often being mistaken for a jellyfish by turtles and other oceanic critters.
Next time you want to throw a party and kill the environment, don’t.
Catch Tim and Jess's reaction to the massive fines:
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