New Delhi: Staying true to his word, Anand Mahindra has replaced plastic bottles in corporate boardrooms with re-fillable ones. In July, the Chairman of the Mahindra Group had promised on Twitter that he would ban plastic bottles in the boardroom. On Friday, he took to the microblogging website again to share a picture of the bottles that have replaced plastic ones.
Our in-house ‘Mahindra retail synergies group’ has come up with these re-fillable bottles to replace plastic bottles In our meeting rooms entirely, he wrote.
“Functional but also aesthetic, I think..” he added while thanking his team.
Our in-house ‘Mahindra retail synergies group’ has come up with these re-fillable bottles to replace plastic bottles In our meeting rooms entirely. Functional but also aesthetic, I think.. Dhanyavaad Team! pic.twitter.com/C0M2DUgchA
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 13, 2019
His tweet has collected more than 21,000 ‘likes’ and many appreciative comments.
“Brilliant sir… thanks for this effort,” wrote one person in the comments section. “A great initiative,” said another. “You are man of your words… Much appreciated,” a third added.
In July, a Twitter user had called out Anand Mahindra for using plastic bottles in board meeting.
Yes, plastic bottles will be banished, Mr Mahindra had responded.
Yes, plastic bottles will be banished. We were all embarrassed to see them that day… https://t.co/RwZA4tWoRE
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 16, 2019
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