BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - A Louisiana man creates a biodegradable Mardi Gras bead alternative.
Baton Rouge native and inventor Marcus Ciko wants his beads to eventually replace those original Mardi Gras plastic throws.
Each year thousand of beads end up in landfills.
Ciko wants to eliminate those plastic products and protect the environment.
The new beads are made of biodegradable material from sugar cane residue.
Ciko claims his earth friendly carnival bling will be bigger and better.
3D beads are estimated to be less expensive than the original plastic beads.