City of Austin Bag Ordinance Training Video

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City of Austin Bag Ordinance Training Video 
Casting Specs:
Male or female (would like both as options), white or Hispanic, 25-40. No Texas accent on either one, but a warm voice. Also, we need to be sure to stay away from strong accents.
2013-03-04 15:00:26 GMT
2013-03-08 15:00:00 (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) 
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Fixed - USD 350
Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
2 minutes
English - USA and Canada
Young Adult Female OR Young Adult Male OR Middle Age Female OR Middle Age Male
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Male or female (would like both as options), white or Hispanic, 25-40. No Texas accent on either one, but a warm voice. Also, we need to be sure to stay away from strong accents. 
VO: Meet Mari. She loves Zilker Park, live music, breakfast tacos and all the good stuff that comes with living in Austin.

When Mari is at work, Austin’s new shopping bag ordinance helps her take care of the city she loves.

It says that if Austin businesses provide bags at the checkout, they have to be reusable.

Businesses have several options to choose from. Bags have to have handles, and they can be made of:
• Cloth,
• Plastic that’s at least 4 mil thick, like a freezer bag,
• Or paper that’s at least 40% recycled.

There are some exceptions, like bags for messy foods and sauces.
Chances are, your manager will let you know what options your store is providing.

And customers can still bring whatever kind of bags they want, including their own thin plastic bags.

Lots of customers were already choosing reusables. But for others, it’s been a bit of an adjustment.

That’s why businesses are required to put signs in both English and Spanish in the parking lot to remind customers to bring their bags. There should be one sign that’s at least 11x17 inches for every 50 parking spaces.

When it comes to the checkout, businesses must have a sign within six feet of each point of sale to explain that because of city rules, single-use carryout bags are no longer available.

Mari has found it works best to ask customers for their reusable bags at the front of their order.

She puts bigger items in first, and tries to avoid putting too much heavy stuff in one bag.

Mari tries to keep like items together, like all of the frozen stuff and all cleaning supplies.

And she’s found that some items don’t really need a bag.

If customers have questions about why the city is doing this, Mari tells them how the thin plastic bags were creating a big litter and waste problem for Austin, and that the switch to reusables can really make a difference for our creeks and rivers, as well as our local landfill. She also recommends Bring It Austin dot com, which has all the facts and detailed information for both customers and businesses.

Thanks to Mari and to all of you for doing your part to reduce waste, spread the word and help take care of the Austin we all love.


VO: Brought to you by the City of Austin. 
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