In a bid to reduce plastic usage in the country, the Mahindra group is taking unprecedented measures. Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra group has come up with an initiative to replace the use of 'plastic bottles' with refillable metal bottles.
Talking about the product, he Tweeted that the group has come up with the refillable bottles to replace the plastic bottles in the meeting rooms. Not only are they functional, but also, are aesthetic.
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
This move has come barely a couple of months after a Twitter user pointed out to Anand Mahindra that the Mahindra Group should consider using steel bottles instead of plastic bottles in their meeting rooms.
On 16th July, during the K.C.M.E.T scholarship selections, Anand Mahindra had shared an image of the meeting room on the popular social network. In the image, it can be clearly seen that everyone in the meeting room had plastic bottles.
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
On this, a netizen observed and Tweeted a suggestion that the Mahindra group should use steel water bottles instead of plastic ones.
To this, Anand Mahindra immediately responded and assured that plastic bottles will definitely be out of usage soon.
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
In light of the growing plastic use in the country, this initiative taken by the Mahindra group is the need of the hour. Apart from being a nuisance to the environment, research also suggests that using plastic is harmful to health.
The centre has made the reduction of plastic use their primary focus since the past many years. During his independence day speech, PM Modi announced "Can we free India from single-use plastic? The time for implementing such an idea has come. May teams be mobilised to work in this direction. Let a significant step be made on October 2."