Plastic! – a tiny tale

Matilda had always been obsessed with environmental issues. She did her best to be more environment-friendly. She had always wanted to come with a solution to the never-ending plastic problem. Passionate about saving the environment, she even made a career (and eventually a start-up) out of it.
Matilda developed a way of recycling even the stubbornest of plastic materials into construction material. One of her first projects was a huge spherical building that resembled a gigantic orange. Constructed out of recycled plastic, the building served as a shelter for the homeless. Thanks to Matilda’s solution, plastic pollution was considerably reduced.

(100 words)

This post was written in response to the Friday Fictioneers photo prompt hosted by the lovely Rochelle. The Friday Fictioneers challenge is to write a complete story – beginning, middle and end in 100 words or less, based on the given photo prompt. A huge thanks to Rochelle for hosting this challenge.

Most of the participants for this particular picture prompt went with plots containing nuclear reactors or giant orange-shaped restaurants. It took me a while but I managed to come up with something different. Plastic pollution, especially from single-use plastic is very threatening indeed. Reduce, reuse and recycle. Also, wherever possible, try to shift to eco friendly/reusable/organic/biodegradable alternatives. If everyone does their bit, the world would be a much better place. On a side note, here is a list of the 10 things that I do to be more eco-friendly.

For the visually challenged readers, the picture shows a giant ball-sized building with a door and counters on one side. Traffic cones and lanes for parking vehicles can be seen in front of the building.

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186 thoughts on “Plastic! – a tiny tale

  1. Yes plastic is really harmful for our environment and its unlimited use can cause many health hazards too. I really like your story on this topic and yes, we need more people like Matilda who take stand for this important environment issue.

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  2. That is a very interesting story. Really liked how you have highlighted the sustainable use of plastic that would be helpful to society. Plastic has emerged as one of the scourges of modern civilization and there is a need for innovative and out of the box solutions to this problem.

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    1. Absolutely. It has turned out o be more of a curse rather than a blessing and slowly but surely it is chocking the life out of Mother Nature. I am glad you enjoyed this short story. Thank you so much 🙂


  3. That is a wonderful take on the prompt. Plastic indeed is one thing that takes years and years to degrade and still keeps harming the environment, We need to take all measures to keep our environment safe and sound.

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  4. That’s a nice solution that matilda has found for the problem. In fact, like her, we all should do our bit to keep the environment safe.

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  5. That’s quite an interesting take on the prompt. I really hope such solutions exist and can actually be implemented around the globe, we all need to start taking care of our environment more 🙂

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