(Closed) Wish lanterns seem to be hot…but are they litter?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The use of sky lanterns is forbidden in my country and requires a special permit. As far as i know there have been too many accidents and they have set buildings on fire and hurt people because their route is influenced by weather and wind conditions and nobody can control that. You never know where they come down. Moreover they are litter and might even poison animals. They are pretty but i would never use them.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

They are beautiful and we’ve done them as part of our 4th of July celebration before. However, I can see why some counties and states have banned them. I think they are banned here now, too. They could definitely pose a safety and fire hazard.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love these things.  I wish they made small ones.  They have some that are wire-free, so I can’t imagine why that would create a problem. 

Post # 7
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894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think they have ones that are biodegradeable. But, I can see the fire danger, especially in the summer when the grass may be a little dry.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think they are pretty cool!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve always wondered the same thing — litter AND a potential fire hazard!!  Maybe if they were set off over a body of water, but then they’d fall into the lake/ocean and cause more pollution.   

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