Wednesday, November 8, 2017

My Persuasive Piece

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
WALT: Strengthen my reflections (opinions about my information)
Rubbish and debris are constantly raising worry on our planet. Dumps and landfills are rising high. We need to do something about this. Just three things you can do to help. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE! These things are fairly simple when set your mind to it. I will tell you why we should do this and how.
Phytoplankton plays a large role in our world. They provide food for a large range of sea creatures including whales, shrimp, snails and jellyfish. They are a key part to oceans, seas and freshwater ecosystems. Phytoplankton also provides us with half the world’s oxygen. Micro-plastic are tiny pieces of plastic that get carries around oceans in the currents. If the amount of Micro-plastic keeps getting bigger, they will take over Phytoplankton. We will loose half the oxygen we have.
New Zealand is known by other countries as the Clean Green Country. We will soon not be known as this if dumps and landfills keep rising. We will loose tourism, which causes less money. New Zealand will drop down the ranks of Cruise Ship ‘To Go Lists’.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the biggest garbage patch on the planet. There are many other garbage patches in rivers and oceans, but this one is TWICE the size of Texas. The great pacific garbage patch is swallowing up marine animal’s lives constantly. Plastic rings from 6 pack soda cans, plastic rope and fishing nets are the most common traps for marine life. Their stomachs are not able to differentiate the plastic from their regular food. As a result, the animals are not getting the nourishment they need to thrive, which can lead to sickness and, ultimately, death.
How do I help, you may be thinking. You may think that this is not going to help at all, but you never know, you could be saving a marine creatures life.
Here are a couple of things you can do.
  1. Take cloth bags to stores instead of using heaps of plastic bags.
  2. Sort your waste into separate bins e.g - glass, plastic, tin and cardboard bins.
  3. If you are going to put something in the recycling bins, make sure it's clean first.
  4. When buying a beverage, bring your own reusable mug or bottle.
  5. Give up gum, it's made from synthetic rubber, AKA plastic.
I strongly advise you to Reduce, Reuse and RECYCLE. You should resent any usage of plastic and waste unless you have a very good reason for it.

Last week in Te Ngahere we wrote a persuasive about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We have been learning how to write a persuasive piece for some time now. We have also been learning about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle too. Our WALT was to use the correct persuasive structure. I think I did a pretty good job at setting out the structure. Here is my persuasive structure:

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