"Balloon release with a lovely pink mylar Happy Birthday balloon for that special occasion! It's a family tradition too!" Now wait a minute, this just looks like a pile of rubbish, and whats it doing on the beach. Released balloons can travel hundreds of miles and are a danger to wildlife when they get entangled in the ribbon or mistake the balloon remains for food. It is also illegal in many states to release mylar balloons. Please don't celebrate by releasing balloon litter.