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Your questions answered: What's it like to live in a city without plastic bags?

Plastic bags, including biodegradable ones like from Noah's Natural Foods, will be banned from Toronto vendors starting in 2013.

Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

In a surprise move Wednesday night, Toronto council threw out plastic bags in the city. The ban takes effect in 2013.

Toronto is the first big city in Canada to ban plastic bags, following in the footsteps of Fort McMurray, Seattle, San Francisco and south Australia.

Jo-Anne St. Godard,  the executive director of the Recycling Council of Ontario, took your questions on life without plastic bags. (Mobile users click here)

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