The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has announced its plan to phase out paper bags at its retail stores in the coming months, 15 years after eliminating single-use plastic bags. This initiative aims to save the equivalent of 188,000 trees annually and remove approximately 135 million paper bags from circulation, diverting 2,665 tonnes of waste from landfills. The LCBO encourages customers to bring reusable bags or purchase them in-store. Alternatively, customers can request re-used cardboard boxes or 8-pack carriers for free. This decision is part of the LCBO’s sustainability commitment to reduce its environmental impact and follows its partnership with Tree Canada, a non-profit organization, to raise funds for tree planting in Ontario.