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New way to recycle beads at Mardi Gras in New Orleans

3 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Monday, February 11 2019 Feb 11, 2019 February 11, 2019 10:16 AM February 11, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - What to do with all those beads from parades during Carnival season around New Orleans?
Unwanted beads can be tossed at a big truck at the end of parades. The truck operated by the ARC of Greater New Orleans will follow most Metairie parades.
WWL-TV reported Jefferson Parish approved an ordinance allowing people to throw beads at the truck at the end of the parade. The beads will be taken to a center, and employees will repackage and resell the beads. It's part of ARC's mission to help employ people with developmental disabilities.
It's been illegal to throw things toward a parade.
Most years, there have been collection points for unwanted beads. ARC officials hope the truck will increase the amount of recycled beads from 62 tons to 100 tons.

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