There seems to be a fashion for releasing balloons in memory of a loved one.. All those balloons only reach a certain height before they burst with most of the fragments..bits of string and pendants falling back to earth.. the rest end up in the ocean. All a danger to wildlife. There are better ways to honour your loved ones. Rather than release litter into the air why not plant a tree in someone’s honour?..donate time or money to a cause that touched them..practise random acts of kindness . . .though they may be gone from the world your loved one’s legacy is in those they leave behind so if you’re looking to release anything into the world let it be kindness – not balloons.