I. Gain the attention of the audience by asking a question or two: Do you know that if you do not recycle now, you can drown in your own bulk of trashes and waste materials?
II. Establish an impression of credibility: I don’t want to get drowned by my own trashes and I want to see the future generations healthy and breathing the clean air; and so, I recycle.
III. Explain what recycling is: This is the process of manufacturing or making new products that come from a product that “has firstly work for its purpose.” If these used produces are already disposed as junk in an environmentally conscious and appropriate way, then, this recycling initiative “has been cued or kicked off.” (“What is Recycling?”)
IV. Preview the content of the speech: This presentation aims to convince all of you how important recycling is in saving the earth. To prove my point these three key points are addressed and discussed accordingly:
A. Why people recycle- Like my reason, people recycle to help save the earth. Even if we ask those people into recycling initiative, they surely have these five (5) common reasons to share: that recycling “is saving energy, reducing the landfills, preserving the natural resources and protects wildlife, is good for the economy, and helps our problems with the climate.” (Fink)
B. Why a lot of people do not recycle: Regretfully, there are many people who do not recycle and they have five common reasons to share too, for not recycling. These people say they do not recycle because “recycling is inconvenient; they do not have enough space at home for the recycling activity; they will only recycle if they are guaranteed to get paid; recycling does not make any difference so they do not see the need to do so; and recycling is a challenging task.” (Fink)
C. Why there is a need to recycle: The same reasons (why people recycle) apply.
I. Why people recycle – aside from the five aforementioned reasons, the real reasons why a lot of people are into recycling is that because they abide by the law and that as citizens, they know their duties and responsibilities as such.
A. To save the earth – if we recycle, we definitely save Mother Earth. We will no longer experience pollution. More so, recycling saves the problem of ozone layer, the disappearing natural resources and energy consumption.
B. Abiding the Law - In California there is a number of major recycling laws that have greatly impacted recycling in the country These are: AB 939 or the Integrated Waste management Act; Bottle Bill (Act AB 2020) or California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act; the E-Waste Recycling Laws or AB 3056; the SB20 or Electronic Waste Recycling Act; Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act or AB 1125; and the Cell Phone Recycling Act of 2004 or (AB 2901).
I. Summarize the key points: Reiterate the importance of recycling by briefly mentioning all the benefits of this initiative.
II. Explain how to participate in the recycling activities: encourage by joining in groups that conduct recycling campaigns.
III. End or conclude leaving the audience with a quotation
Have you ever imagined yourself getting drowned under the deep, smelly garbage in your own backyard? I imagined being drowned, myself and this made me realize that, that was the best time to start recycling. Because I was so committed to the initiative, I made thorough research on what would be the impact of my decision whether or not to recycle. The first thing I looked for were the positive effect or the benefits I could get from recycling.
These same benefits were the reasons why most people in any part of the world take part in the initiative. They want to save energy, reduce the landfills, preserve the natural resources, protect the wildlife and above all, they want to experience the good it brings to the economy and help solve the climate problems. Certainly, I want to do and experience all the aforementioned that is why, I have decided to commit myself to the recycling efforts.
I argue that recycling must be mandated so as to save and help the earth. The recycling laws implemented in California should be enough answers to the doubts of the many about recycling. For those who find recycling an activity that’s hard to do, think again. If they only follow the guidelines set by the Californian Law, they will realize that it is an easy practice. There are specific guidelines for different factors including beverage container or can, cell phone and rechargeable battery, to name some.
With all the aforementioned, there is no room for danger when one decides to recycle. Recycling will result to clean air and clean environment so this means, every citizen is assured of healthy environment. We do not need to be in California to follow such rules. We can have these guidelines in our own home to practice our own recycling efforts. There is no special formula for effective recycling. One does not need to be intelligent as well, to be able to join the effort. All it takes is willingness and dedication to help save the environment. I don’t have a famous quote to share today. Instead, let me leave these five words that can change the whole world: “Recycle and Save Mother Earth.”
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