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The ban will happen in three phases. Plastic checkout bags should disappear from stores that are 20,000 square feet or large on December 14th, from stores 10,000 square feet or larger on April 1st, and from smaller stores on July 1st. Instead, stores can sell reusable, compostable and/or fully recyclable shopping bags. Here’s the city’s webpage with the details.