The Cove Manila to push through with NYE Balloon Drop despite #DropBalloonDrop calls
#dropBalloonDrop calls Amid the calls and petitions to stop Cove Manila’s planned Balloon Drop to go for a Guinness World Record to welcome the new year, the hotel management is still maintaining that the event will push through as they allayed fears of the waste that the event will generate.
Netizens have been actively working to stop the management from pushing through with their plan to drop 130,000 balloons to herald the coming of 2019 since it will further contribute to the non- biodegadeable waste that usually end up in the landfills and the oceans and pose hazards to humans and marine life alike.
https://www.bataris.org.ph/petitions/stop-cove-manila-s-balloon- drop?bucket&source=facebook-share-button&time=1546040819&fbclid=IwAR1MZaarem89hvegrWK3fhFzCba8lcgU_REBierNNp IDS_YPi3O62Jh_GZQ
So far, 49,571 signatures have been gathered by The Climate Reality Project out of the 50,000 it needs for its petition.
In its latest statement, Cove Manila said: “Cove Manila's much-anticipated balloon drop is not a whimsical effort to just “play” with thousands of balloons. It is an earnest effort not only to make a new world record for the country, but also to demonstrate that we can have a lot of fun but still remain responsible. Firstly, the balloons are biodegradable. Secondly, the balloon drop has been planned with solid environmental management protocols in place to minimize, if not eliminate, any possible impact on the environment. And thirdly, we are recycling all the balloons and creatively
turning them into something useful.”
However, netizens have maintained that part of the Guiness World Record policy on the records such as largest release of party balloons, sky lanterns, etc. are no longer monitored, so Cove Manila’s event will be for nothing.