Customers always ask for biodegradable balloons when ordering personalized balloons or custom printed balloons. All latex or rubber balloons are biodegradable because the latex balloon is made from the natural sap from a rubber tree. These rubber tree are carefully cultivated and sustained, just like maple trees. By taking care of these trees, harvesters maintain both their livelihood and that of their rubber crop. Like maple leaves, custom latex balloons will degrade after several months due to their natural origins. Because of this, we recommend ordering your personalized balloons no sooner then 3 months from the event date. Keep printed balloons in a dark cool space until use. Sun light and fluorescent lights over a period of time will jump start the biodegrading process.