Suggestions for All Those Mardi Gras Throws

Happy Mardi Gras! The Gulf Coast loves a good party. Festivities are spreading to new communities every year. The Krewes are generous and you are loaded down with more throws than you know what to do with. The ground is littered with plastic love. Communities around the Gulf region are grappling with the increasing level of festive fun ending up in storm drain systems, marshes, rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico. It is time to re-up this post to provide some helpful suggestions to reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose those hard won festive items.

Here are a few resources to help make this festive season friendly on the environment. We know there are more, but this is a flavor to get those ideas flowing and keep the fun where it belongs.

The Arc Gateway
Mardi Gras Recycling
Pensacola, Florida
http://www.arc-gateway.org/products/mardi-gras-beads/

6 Fun Ways To Recycle Mardi Gras Beads (Or Any Type Of Parade Beads)
Green Living Guide
Tampa, Florida
https://green.thefuntimesguide.com/recycle-mardi-gras-beads/

Where to Recycle
Mobile BayKeeper
Mobile, Alabama
http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/where-to-recycle/

Ways for Your Mardi Gras Organization to Save Money & Resources
Alabama Coastal Foundation
Mobile, Alabama

https://www.joinacf.org/eco-team

Throw-M-Again Bead Recycling Drop Off Locations
Gulf Coast Industries
Mississippi
http://www.gulfcoastindustriesms.com/index.php/bead-recycle-info

ArcGNO
Recycling Resources
New Orleans, Louisiana
https://arcgno.org/

What to Do with Surplus Mardi Gras Beads
Mardi Gras New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/news/what-to-do-with-surplus-mardi