Suzan Beraza

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  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:38:00View | Delete

    Oh … I just noticed we have 99 comments! Have to get to 100, so here goes. Thanks for joining in. There. Now we are at 100.

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:35:55View | Delete

    If we could get a mega giant like Wal-Mart to change, that would be like an entire country! Let’s give it a go!

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:33:31View | Delete

    Thank you all so much for the fantastic conversation! I look forward to many more.

    Very best,
    Suzan Beraza
    director, bag it

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:30:44View | Delete

    Yep. The ACC was very powerful in stopping the measures in California and in Seattle, along with others. Perhaps as you suggest they should be The Corp, or collection of Corps, we are sticking it to.

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:25:27View | Delete

    It did not pass. It is supposed to be coming up for consideration again. Oregon is also trying to ban bags.

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:22:35View | Delete

    And, not very well known, many receipts are now coated in … BPA!!

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:21:39View | Delete

    Hmm. very interesting. You probably already know this CTuttle, but if you need support in any bag ordinances we have a committed person on our staff who can help. Her name is Emily Utter and a link to her email address is on our website bagitmovie.com under “Become a Bag It town.” We are doing an initiative to help towns, schools, businesses, etc. become bag free!

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:18:15View | Delete

    That is fantastic. See … no guilt. You are refilling your container with liquid soap that you love and is of GREAT quality! No weird chemicals.

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:14:27View | Delete

    You are funny! Luckily it is not a competition. We can all do the things that we can do. It sounds like you are aware and doing great things all of the time. No guilt. Or at least not too much!

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:12:49View | Delete

    I would think the knot helps to keep it from being caught in the wind and blowing? Is that right CTuttle? Hawaii has really responded to the film and is on the cusp of taking all sorts of action, including bans and fees on bags. They are trying to protect their turtle populations. they can definitely use our support.

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:07:22View | Delete

    That is great to hear! It is all about the tipping point. If 5% of people start doing things differently than a movement will happen. Glad to hear that it has happened in Montreal.

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:05:39View | Delete

    Single use items in hospitals is an interesting one. It definitely seems excessive. But I am happy to get a new needle when I need a blood test! There is a dentist in Berkeley that uses reusable items (can’t remember the name right now), like a real cup for spitting.

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 17:00:23View | Delete

    That is the message that we want to get out with the film. You can be the greatest recycler in the world, but the real point is to not use it in the first place. And it is really NOT HARD! I always try to think back to how our grandparents did things. Simplify.

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 16:58:26View | Delete

    That is a great one … needing scissors to open the scissors! One of my favorite scenes in Bag It is a clip from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” where Larry David is trying to open an over packaged package. It is hilarious as we all know how it feels!

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 16:56:23View | Delete

    We are most definitely being inundated with chemicals. There are 125,000 chemicals registered for use, many of them have not been tested for safety. I was so sure before working on this project that all chemicals had to be tested before they were made available for use!

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 16:53:52View | Delete

    I believe they are going to landfill. Some facilities are sending “hard to recycle” items to Asia.

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 16:53:00View | Delete

    Ha! That’s a good one. That is a huge pet peeve of mine. LIQUID soup. Yikes. What will they think of next!

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 16:51:52View | Delete

    There are light weight muslin reusable bulk and produce bags too! They are great. We even have some “bag it” ones on our website.

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 16:50:37View | Delete

    I feel like we have been encouraged to feed into phobias about “cleanliness.” All of this hyper germ free stuff.

  • Suzan Beraza commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Bag It

    2011-05-09 16:47:53View | Delete

    Corn is indeed problematic. We have a DVD extra that goes into the pros and cons of bio-plastics. From what I have learned it seems that bio-plastics are the future, but corn is not the right thing to be using to make them.

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