Persuasive Speech On Recycling

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The world is full of people using everyday products made from plastics or styrofoam, from simple things like cups, forks and spoons to expensive electronics such as printers, phones, and TV’s. “About 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year”(Raising Awareness of Plastic Waste) and “more than 14 million tonnes of polystyrene(styrofoam) are produced every year around the world”(Now and forever: The Styrofoam dilemma). With these high amounts being produced each year it is easy to see why our oceans are now filled with these materials which end up damaging our earths ecosystem, marine life, and wild life. Out of the 300 million tons of plastic produced “only about 10 percent of that is recycled”(Raising Awareness of Plastic Waste) and out of the 14 million tons of styrofoam produced only “56 million pounds of styrofoam are recycled”(EPS (Styrofoam) Facts, Figures and Statistics) This means that the majority of plastics and styrofoam end up in landfills or our oceans changing our world for the worst one non-recycled item at a time. After reviewing two different Ted Talks, one about recycling plastic by Mike Biddle and one about recycling styrofoam by Ashton Cofer it has become more apparent to me that recycling plastics is extremely important and Mike Biddle has the solution. What is Ted Talks? Ted Talks is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED was established in 1984 as a conference

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