It is absurd and so very contradictory that the Sunshine Coast Council is banning helium balloons and disposable chemical glow products to minimise the carbon footprint of tonight's Mooloolaba New Years Eve celebration.
This is laughable considering that this ban is in place whilst they set off thousands of dollars worth of fireworks.
The council states that this ban is to reduce the environmental impact of plastics and chemicals in marine ecosystems. What about the noise and air pollution created by the fireworks?
Such actions, like this ban, are like a spit in the ocean in terms of reducing the environmental impact of such an event.
Not only do fireworks add to the emissions in the atmosphere, they also disturb, spook and kill native and domestic creatures.
It's ludicrous that the Sunshine Coast Council is promoting the espousal of environmentally friendly practices associated with this event.