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Thursday, January 13, 2011

GOSH: LCBO Announces New Green Policy related to Transportation

TRAWNA – (GOSH Wine News Services) -- GOSH Wine News Services has just learned that the LCBO is changing its Green Policy.


Recognizing that it is actually more green to ship a lot of wine or spirits from Australia to Canada than to drive five kilometres to a store for a single bottle purchase (this return drive accounts for 30% of the overall global-warming emissions related to that one bottle), the LCBO is now implementing policy to regulate purchases, to ensure that it is Green and Efficient to buy alcohol at the LCBO.


Effective tomorrow, the LCBO will require proof of transportation before allowing a consumer to buy any alcohol.


If you are driving a car or a motorcycle, you will be required to purchase a minimum of one 12-bottle case of alcohol (it could be a mixed assortment) per visit. The purchase of one case is tied into the use of one vehicle, so it doesn't matter how many passengers there are.


If you arrived by public transit, you will be required to buy a minimum of three bottles. If you are walking or arriving by bicycle, you only need purchase one bottle.

Proof of your means of transportation will be needed on arrival, such as a car key with license tag, a transit transfer, or a bicycle. You'll be given a relevant tag which must be presented on check-out in order to obtain the bottles.


To help implement the system, the LCBO has brought back the Green Permit book, now so-named because of global warming climate change. The regulated purchases will need to be entered into the book along with the mode of transportation.


An industry source said that the book is needed to weed out the hired rubbies who would undoubtedly line up for single-bottle purchases in the stead of drivers parked nearby.


Said a spokesperson for the LCBO, "Hey, it's 1927 all over again!! We were prescient in using a "Green" book. We're returning to the Green Permit book after a fifty-year layoff!!"


More on this ecological happening as it plays out…



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