Lagos State Government is set to implement a ban on the sale of plastic bottled drinks exposed to the sunlight.
This was disclosed by the General Manager of Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), Mr Afolabi Solebo.
Solebo said the decision was taken because plastic bottled drinks exposed to continuous sunlight are dangerous to health and very cancerous.
He also revealed that there are plans to carry out a public enlightenment campaign.
â€œPlastic bottled drinks exposed to continuous sunlight are dangerous to health and very cancerous. Therefore, it will be part of our public enlightenment between now and the end of the year.
â€œSo that by 2023, we will not only confiscate such drinks but we will prosecute people that are displaying those products under sunlight.
â€œWe also want to have a stakeholdersâ€™ meeting with manufacturers of those bottled drinks so as to get alternatives for dummy of the products for distributors to display.
â€œThe essence of displaying those products in the sunlight is to attract consumers to come buy. So if you can put dummies in the sun it has no effect since dummies look like the real thing.â€