Speech Com 1
9, April 2012
General Purpose: To Persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade my class to Recycle
Intro: Imagine a whole forest being cut down just to store our garbage. This can be stopped if we recycle. Deforestation is a major issue today. This is because man is using natural resources to fulfill his needs. The increase of these demands has led to increasing levels of destruction of our natural resources. These resources being limited, a day would probably arrive when we don't really have anything to turn towards. Think about all the trees that are being axed in the forests today. Our habits of wasting paper could be one of the million reasons that contribute …show more content…
A) Whenever you shop, buy products that have the least amount of packaging.
B) Remember to reduce the use of plastic. While shopping, carry cloth bags. Reuse plastic bags you have at home.
C) Use both sides of a piece of paper. Do not use fresh sheets for things you don't need.
a) The average American uses 650 pounds of paper each year – 100 million tons of wood could be saved each year if all that paper was recycled. (www.dosomething.org)
C) Do not dump left over food in the trash bin. Place it in a compost bin and use it later to make organic fertilizer.
D) Sort recyclables at home and take to local recycling centers. a) Approximately 8,660 curbside recycling programs exist in the United States. (epa.gov)
E) Reduce your energy usage at home.
F) Purchase recycled products.
G) Donate old items to charities and receive a tax write off.
H) Use rechargeable batteries because they have a longer life. Once