Just months after Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra promised to get rid of plastic bottles from his boardroom, he has replaced them with refillable ones. He took to the social media site to share the pictures of the bottles that have replaced the plastic ones.
Taking to social media, Mahinda tweeted a picture of the new bottles and wrote, “Our in-house ‘Mahindra retail synergies group’ has come up with these refillable bottles to replace plastic bottles In our meeting rooms entirely. Functional but also aesthetic, I think. Dhanyavaad Team!"
His tweet has collected 3.5K retweets and 33.7K likes. With over 7 million followers on Twitter, it did not take long for Mahindra's tweet to go viral. People appreciated Anand Mahindra's quick action. Here is what they tweeted.
In July, Mahindra had promised on Twitter that he would ban plastic bottles in the boardroom after a Twitter user politely suggested that the board room should have steel bottles instead of plastic ones. "I think the boardroom should have steel bottles instead of plastic bottles," she tweeted. "Plastic bottles will be banished. We were all embarrassed to see them that day," Mahindra had responded.
India is getting ready to ban single-use plastic. Last month, during his monthly radio address to the nation, 'Mann Ki Baat', the Prime Minister had pitched for launching a "new mass movement" against single-use plastic from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He also spoke about the initiative during the Independence Day address, urging people to join the movement.
The Mahindra group honcho is also known for his witty replies on Twitter. Recently he reignited the issue of the best smartphone debate by clicking a picture from his Google Pixel phone and tweeting with caption, "Manhattan moonscape. Have to admit, my pixel takes much sharper pics than my iPhone X. And I'm told the Samsung is even better?" Mr Mahindra tweeted.