Dutch environmental organisations objected strongly to the mayor’s balloon plan. As all these balloons would contribute greatly to the “plastic soup” problem, killing wildlife in the seas and elsewhere. This “plastic soup” pollution may kill birds and other animals.
How Balloons Hurt Birds: here.
The mayor at first said the balloons were not ordinary balloons, but special “eco-friendly balloons”. The environmentalists replied that these “eco-friendly balloons” were not really that eco-friendly.
Yesterday, the mayor of Amsterdam gave in and said that the balloon plan was off.
A victory for the environment.
If would be even more of a victory if the new King Willem-Alexander and the rest of the royal family would now give up their hobbies of killing deer, wild boar and birds.