Greening Mardi Gras: Recycling Effort Targets Parade Trash

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Greening Mardi Gras: Recycling Effort Targets Parade Trash

By Associated Press
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, people walk past debris debris on Bourbon Street in the early morning of Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Mardi Gras produces fun-filled days of merriment, joy and the occasional hangover. It also produces a lot of garbage. But this year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change that with a pilot recycling project to collect cans, plastic bottles and that Mardi Gras accessory found hanging on fences, trees, and balconies: beads. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, people walk past debris debris on Bourbon Street in the early morning of Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Mardi Gras produces fun-filled days of merriment, joy and the occasional hangover. It also produces a lot of garbage. But this year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change that with a pilot recycling project to collect cans, plastic bottles and that Mardi Gras accessory found hanging on fences, trees, and balconies: beads. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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NEW ORLEANS -- Mardi Gras produces days of merriment, indulgence, a few hangovers — and a lot of garbage. Once the parades have passed and the beads have been thrown, the cleanup begins.

This year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change things with a pilot recycling project to collect cans, plastic bottles and that ubiquitous Mardi Gras accessory dangling from fences, trees and balconies: beads.

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