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PFA bans re-use of PET bottles

PFA bans re-use of PET bottles

LAHORE: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Monday put a ban on the re-use of PET bottles. The PFA directed the hotels and people to discard the bottles after making a hole in it and these plastic bottles now can only be used for recycling industry, a PFA spokesman said.

Strict action will be taken against the industries involved in re-filling in used mineral water bottles. DG PFA Noorul Amin Mengal in a statement said that plastic bottles had a chemical named Bisphenol A, which could cause dangerous diseases including cancer after entering in human body.

Action will be taken against the shops and restaurants, if empty bottles were found from their jurisdiction, he added.