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Plastic confetti may be banned in city of Mobile

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The city of Mobile may make a type of Mardi Gras throw...illegal.

Two city council members are set to introduce an ordinance this week amending the city code to prohibit the sale, use, or possession of plastic confetti, or serpentine, as it's sometime known.

Elizabeth Stevens, the president of the Downtown Mobile Alliance, says while tissue confetti melts away in water or gets cleaned up, mylar confetti lasts and blows around until it finally goes down a storm drain into the Mobile waterways.

Another problem is animals can ingest the mylar.

It is also difficult to clean, because crews have to hand pick mylar pieces out of grass and planting beds.

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