Eco-unfriendly: Russia bans reusing of glass bottles

Russia is banning the reusing of glass containers meant for alcoholic drinks or baby food.

The new regulation will be come into force in July 2012.

While officials say the measure is designed to protect the public’s health, they have not explained why reusing glass bottles poses a risk to people.

The move has raised eyebrows among environmentalists. In Europe and the US, governments actively encourage the recycling of glass containers.

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