Where Do All the Plastic Mardi Gras Beads Go?
Where Do All the Plastic Mardi Gras Beads Go? They shine red, white, purple, silver, gold and green. Thousands of people cheer and struggle to catch them as dozens of parade floats glide by. Strands fly through the air, sparkling in the sun. They catch on electric lines, tree branches and streetlights. The music swells as and festival-goers merrily drape the beads around their necks. Mardi Gras is one of the biggest annual celebrations in the U.S. Two weeks of revelry every February in New Orl