Raja M Shanmugham, President appealed to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu not to ban polybags manufactured and supplied to garment manufacturing units and sent a letter sent to the Hon’ble Chief Minister. “We would like to thank the Hon’ble Chief Minister for banning the use of “Use and throwaway plastics” from 1st January 2019 onwards to make Tamil Nadu plastic free to prevent serious environmental hazards and health problems amongst human beings as well as plants and animals and in this connection, the Environment and Forest Department, Government of Tamil Nadu has issued the notification G.O.(MS).No. 84 dated 25.6.2018,” said Shanmugham in the letter.