A flamin’ menace!
Like helium balloons – what goes UP MUST COME down – sky lanterns land as harmful aerial litter.
There is absolutely no control over where sky lanterns land – lit or unlit – posing a HUGE FIRE RISK to farm buildings, houses, recycling plants (Smethwick, in 2013) and zoos (German Zoo in January this year)
Sky lanterns are mistaken for distress flares – causing false call outs for the RNLI and Coastguard
There have been several petitions – to ban sky lanterns (AND balloon releases) but since the Defra study – Sky lanterns and helium balloons: an assessment of impacts on livestock and the environment – the Government have not done anything about putting a ban in place.
Another petition has been set up (very recently – April 2020) – #SkyLanterns “…damage has always been extensive…” – Please sign and share widely.