India has become the latest country to ban energy drinks amid court rulings against them in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the energy drinks “are harmful to the environment and cannot be sold in India”.
The Supreme Court of India said it was “firmly opposed” to the energy drink, called Bio-X.
“The Court has found that the Energy Drink, Bio-Y, is a ‘bannable’ activity,” the court said in a separate order.
“It is not a ‘treatable’ action and thus cannot be treated,” it added.
The Supreme court also ordered that the company behind the Bio- X drink “take immediate and effective steps to rectify” the harm it was causing to the public.
The court also directed the company to provide the court with a list of the products it has sold in the country.
The energy drinks, which include such brands as Blue Ridge, Powerbar and PowerBar Classic, were banned in India last year following an outcry from health experts and consumers.
The Supreme Commission for Consumer Affairs had ruled that they were “bad for health” and “harmful to the health and environment”.
The court’s order, however, did not specifically mention the energy-drink, but said it would consider banning it.
“As a matter of public interest, the Government of India has decided to ban the sale and use of energy drinks in the state of Madhya Pradesh,” the order said.
The move came in the wake of a petition filed by a group of farmers and traders against the energy beverages.
The petition was filed in the Madhya Parliament against the sale of the energy products, which are sold under the name Bio- Y.
In the petition, the farmers said the products were toxic to the atmosphere and could cause pollution.
The Energy Drink is made of purified water, sugar, minerals and amino acids, and has a nutritional profile similar to energy bars, the petition said.
“Banned energy drinks are harmful to health and are a dangerous, harmful and dangerous product that should be banned from sale and sale by importation,” the petition added.