Wednesday, November 8, 2017

My awesome persuasive writing piece!!

In Te Ngahere we have been doing persuasive writing for the past few weeks. Our WALT was to use the correct structure for a persuasive piece of writing. Our topic was Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. I think I did well doing the persuasive structure and I need to work on where I need to put my capitals EG: Places and names. Here is my persuasive piece of writing:

Wednesday 18.10.17

Should we use plastic bags in supermarkets?

WALT: Use the correct structure for a persuasive.

I am writing to give my opinion on plastic bags. I think they are a waste of time and money. They kill marine animals! Do you really want our marine animals to go extinct? Obviously not! Here are my reasons why you shouldn’t use plastic bags.

Firstly, did you know that New World and Countdown are going plastic bag free? New world is generously giving out reusable bags so that NZ is the amazing “Clean green country” that other continents think we are. But it is not just New world that are changing their policies with plastic bags. A Countdown in Collingwood has already stop plastic bags. That little town has made a huge impact on the way our new government thinks.

Secondly, 4 billion bags will end up as litter each year which is enough to circle the globe 63 times! So then you go to the next option which is the paper bags. But did you know that you are actually doing more harm than plastic. We will be consuming 14 million trees a year, takes 4 times as much energy that plastic, uses over 12 million barrels of oil annually and lastly paper products will create 70% more air pollution than plastic and 50% more water pollution than plastic.

Thirdly, Recycling paper uses 98% more energy that plastic and often it is not even used to make more bags. Plastic is time consuming and is very expensive. Many of the bags will be shipped to China or India to be burnt/incinerated. Paper is able to biodegrade unlike plastic but once underneath a pile of rubbish the lack of oxygen will slow the process. The stuff doesn’t get recycled, well… it ends up in our oceans and traps animals and ingesting it can be highly deadly to our animals. Which will lead into catastrophic events such as global warming and climate change.

So, Does recycling really make a difference? Yes, but recycling is a very time consuming process. So what do you think?

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