Now that the Party is over it’s time to clean up . And start 30 days of Lent with Ash Wednesday being today if you are Catholic.
In New Orleans -so far 262 tons of trash have been collected by the sanitation department.
Going Green options:
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Professor at LSU is studing Biodegradable Beads : https://www.lsu.edu/mediacenter/news/2018/02/06bio_kato_beads.php
Every year, 20 million pounds of plastic beads are shipped to the U.S., primarily from China, with 75 percent of them going to Louisiana . Both New Orleans and Lafayette has made it a point to recycle the Beads from the parades and streets . If you live in the area they have tons of drop off points to drop of beads or contact on of the amazing Non profits that recycle beads and resell them to fund there organizations :
- ARC of New Orleans
- Salvation Army Baton Rouge
Mardi Gras Beads Crafts :
- A base shape ( can be round or Square ) made of wood /strong cardboard or Cork
- Glue (strong ) or hot glue gun
Cut base to shape you want. If you want a pattern (you might want to sketck it out on paper or base. Put down some glue and get to work. After down -you may need to add glue in spots.