The widespread use and sale of single-use plastic (SUP) items among local shops and street vendors, the Telangana Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), will collaborate with the Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) to enforce SUP bans.

This initiative, aligned with the standard operating procedure (SOP) outlined by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), will be implemented four days a month until June, as per a circular issued by the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) department.

The enforcement drives will encompass surprise field inspections across various locations, including local shops, street vendors, wholesale markets, interstate borders, industries, bus depots, and railway stations.