A few months ago, Anand Mahindra shared a picture of a meeting room during the KCMET scholarship selections on Twitter.
The K.C.M.E.T scholarship selections are amongst the most energising engagements in my calendar. The incredible intelligence & self-belief displayed by these youngsters is staggering.All concerns about the future are shoved aside by the optimism these young people inspire pic.twitter.com/WYUd2IHwwU— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 16, 2019
Plastic water bottles were clearly visible in the meeting room and some Twitter users pointed this out. They suggested that he use eco-friendly alternatives like metal or clay.
I think the board room should have Steel Bottle instead of Plastic bottle.. Just an observation sir 😊— Mitali (@filmibaaz) July 16, 2019
सर मुझे लगता है कि आपको मिट्टी की बोतल का इस्तेमाल करना चाहिए। pic.twitter.com/HRmogZKpsl— Priyodutt Sharma (@Priyodutt) July 17, 2019
Sir the plastic bottles arround !! i know this would might not have been your own meeting room !! We are trying to use the reusable jugs and glasses in our place !!!— aditya (@adityapod) August 17, 2019
It seems that the business tycoon has taken these suggestions seriously.
Recently he shared a picture of reusable steel and copper bottles and wrote that they will be used in the meeting rooms at the Mahindra Group.
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
People lauded him for taking this initiative towards ending the use of single-use plastic.
Good initiative. I would suggest to adopt copper or mud bottles.— Reagae Yogesh (@AshishZankar) September 13, 2019
We hope that other corporate groups also come up with this kind of decision to reduce the use of single-use plastic as much as possible.