Starting September 5, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario will no longer sell paper bags.
The provincial alcohol retailer issued a media statement in response to its April announcement that it would phase out paper bags as part of a new sustainability initiative.
According to the corporation, its outlets sell more than 135 million paper bags annually.
Customers are urged to bring their own reusable bags because LCBO shops will continue to give away 8-pack carrier boxes for free or sell reusable bags.
According to a cooperation with the non-profit organization Tree Canada, the action would prevent 2,665 tonnes of garbage from going to landfills and conserve the equivalent of 188,000 trees annually.
Plastic bags have already been phased out at the LCBO.