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Additional Resources

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Below is a collection of resources that will provide more information about the health and environmental impact of Mardi Gras throws, as well as information about how you can make a difference!

DISCLAIMER: WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS. 

Bead Toxicity Research

Chemical Hazards In Mardi Gras Beads 2020 UpdateEcocenter.org | February 2020

The Chemical Hazards In Mardi Gras Beads & Holiday Beaded Garland – Healthystuff.org | Jeff Gearhart & Karla Pena

Holiday & Mardi Gras Beads Found To Contain Lead & Hazardous Flame Retardants – Ecocenter.org | December 5, 2013

The Toxic Truth Behind Mardi Gras Beads – David Redmon | Smithsonian Magazine

BEed Aware – The Toxic Tale Of Mardi Gras Beads – Kate Stevens | Nolafamily.com

Mardi Gras Bead Production

Mardi Gras: Made In China – David Redmon

The Destructive life Of A Mardi Gras Bead – Theconversation.com | David Redmon

Biodegradable Mardi Gras Beads

Local Articles

Is A Plastic Free Mardi Gras Possibly? – Very Local New Orleans | Jennifer Larino

How Much Trash Did Mardi Gras 2019 Produce? – Mardigras.com | Beau Evans

Locals Making A Difference

The Arc Of Greater New Orleans – Arcgno.org

Young Leadership Council – Ylcnola.org

Grounds KreweGroundskrewe.org

Bead Recycling Locations

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