While the popular multi-colored beads are at the center of Mardi Gras festivities, their persistence in the environment extends long after the people head home. After the 2017 celebration alone, over 93,000 pounds of beads were fished from New Orleans storm drains and sidewalks.

At Jacobs Farm del Cabo sustainability is our social imperative, and we applaud innovators who use their expertise to help the planet. Click the link below to read how one Louisiana State University Biology Professor proposes to Pardi on while also reducing plastic pollution.

By Kate Bratskeir