That's not the word I received today when the list came out and Target, Walmart and Kmart were on there as places where plastic bags are banned in Long Beach.
I again asked city staff to explain and received the following:
The only bags allowed to be given away free under the Ordinance must be reusable: 1. Have a minimum life of 125 uses. (Capable of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds at least 175 feet)2. Have a minimum volume of 15 liters3. Machine washable or made from a material that can be disinfected.4. Must meet certain labeling requirements, andBoy or Boy are there going to be many angry residents over this one.
5. If plastic, must be a minimum of 2.25 mils thick.
Staff has spoken to both Target and Walmart and they understand their bags do not meet the requirements of the Ordinance to be given away free and plan to comply. Staff has not spoken with KMart.