Persuasive Speech Outline
The Importance of Recycling
General Purpose: To Persuade the audience
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to recycle materials for saving the Earth. Central Idea: You should recycle materials because it can help the Earth save
A. Attention getter – How many people read a paper on a daily bases? How many people throw it in the trash when they are done? How many people drink some sort of bottled drink throughout the day? How many of those people throw it in the trash when they are done?
B. Relativity – There in lays the problem. Too many people do not recycle and it is slowly killing this Earth. When you are at your house or apartment or dorm do you take your trash and just throw it to dust bin when finished? Well that is essentially what we are doing when we chose not to recycle.
C. Preview/Thesis - Today I’ll bring to the forefront the problem we face with trash buildup on our Earth, how recycling helps and what it does, and what we can do to help.
ii. Need (Problem)
We face a large problem with trash build up on our Earth.
A. Pollution (air, water, land)
Anything that isn't recycled could go into landfills or be dumped into the ocean. Landfills can pollute water and leak methane gas into the atmosphere.
B. We will run out:
We will run out of natural resources.
If you don't recycle paper, more trees will be cut down, reducing the world’s oxygen and increasing the carbon dioxide. If you don't recycle aluminum cans, lots of the world's energy will be used to make aluminum from scratch. Likewise for glass, this is easier to re-use than manufacture.
We are also going to run out space to hide all our trash If we don't recycle the things that can be recycled, we'll run out of landfill space.
C. We are going to destroy more habitats that in turn can affect wildlife. Problems that occur from not recycling are trash...
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