Sky lanterns / Chinese lanterns
The release of sky, or Chinese, lanterns has been banned by all local authorities in Wales. The lanterns not only present a fire hazard, but they also litter the countryside and pose a hazard to wildlife.
Half of all local authorities in Wales have banned the intentional release of balloons which they consider to be a form of littering. Not only do the fallen balloons create unnecessary waste, which is scattered across the countryside, but they also present a choke hazard to livestock and wildlife.