HYDERABAD: The All-India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation has decided to implement ‘traceability’ initiative to check re-use of glass containers in pharmaceutical and food industries from this month across the country.

According to AIGMF spokesman Arun Kumar, glass re-use was resulting in huge revenue loss to the Centre .While soft drink and beer industries have an elaborate mechanism to sanitise bottles, the same was woefully absent in food, pharmaceutical, IV fluids and injectables’ segments. These sectors are tempted to re-use old bottles to save marginally on excise and other duties.