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Paint it RED

 On a dreamy morning, I was thinking why we still use plastic enormously in our everyday lives. An idea bubble burst and disturbed my reverie. It said “Paint it RED, paint every plastic RED, RED means danger, RED could save us from a plastic epidemic” I turned around and thought aloud “Is it a stupid idea?” “No idea is stupid”, replied the husband.

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I picked up the crushed red plastic wrapper and tucked it in my bag as I slowly saw her turn. She looked at me as if I were a demon.  She was licking her lollipop non-stop. I went closer to her and gently took the lollipop from her hands. She tried to grab it back but I took it further away from her. I then picked up the plastic from my bag and put it in the ground in front of her. I saw her staring at the plastic and then back at me. After a minute of strange silence, she picked the plastic up and ran away to her mother. I followed her and gave the lollipop to her mom and told her that her daughter was adorable.  I showed the little girl where the trash bin was and she smiled.

This could very well be my little campaign - The Paint It RED campaign, where we have every plastic out there painted red and do away with them in every possible way. If you think you have an appetite for such things, pitch in and we can step it up. I have an action plan to make it happen :)


  1. Great idea. For a minute I thought you wanted to paint the town red. I am sure you know what that means.

    1. Thanks SG :) I am glad you thought about painting the town red, we should be able to take such initiatives in that spirit :)

  2. A fabulous idea, Rohini. Going green should be everybody's mantra. And plastic should simply be banned!

    1. Thanks a lot, Shilpa :)
      //And plastic should simply be banned!// absolutely. I started the campaign by going with ice cream cones over plastic tubs :)

  3. awesome idea Rohini.. and I wish you my very best for your inititative.

  4. Great initiative roh. Would love to hear more about your action plan.

    1. Hello Soya di.. :) thanks for your encouraging words..
      I will definitely post more about the campaign.. :):)


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