Mardi Gras Beads Are Creating an Obscene Amount of Trash
Mardi Gras is all about letting loose, having fun, and putting your worries aside, but for some, the Mardi Gras experience isn’t exactly joyous. For New Orleans cleanup crews, the holiday is a nightmare. Last year, officials said cleanup crews threw away over 608 tons of Mardi Gras-related debris. This includes beer bottles, food waste, and, most prominently, Mardi Gras beads.