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Recycling Persuasive Speech

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Jocey Lane

on 11 May 2011

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Environmental Protection Agency “The question remains, however, whether reaching and maintaining that level of recycling, and seeking to increase the percentage, is worth the effort.” The Mobro 4000 episode Carrying 3,168 tons of trash from New York, the Mobro traveled 6,000 miles, from New York to Central America, looking for a landfill to dump the trash. A barge called Mobro 4000 came to be the nation's huge waste-disposal problem and helped to start a national push for recycling. Need to save money on electricity Need to spend less on gas Need a healthier environment Monthly
6% of respondents spend less than $50
20% of respondents spend between $51 and $100
33% of respondents spend between $101 and $200
21% of respondents spend between $201 and $300
11% of respondents spend between $301 and $400
9% of respondents spend more than $400 At $3 a gallon the average American spends about $1,600 yearly. let's say you leave a 100-watt bulb running continuously (730 hours a month), and you're paying 15¢/kWh. Your cost to run the bulb all month is 100watts x 730hours ÷ 1000(Dividing by 1000 changes it from watt-hours to kilowatt-hours.) x 15¢ = $10.95.

But no one wanted it--at least five states and three countries refused to accept the trash. Eventually, the Mobro returned to New York, where its load was burned in an incinerator. The remaining 400 tons of ash were then sent to a municipal landfill in Islip. The EPA asked states to aim to recycle 25% of their municipal trash. Many states quickly accepted the EPA's challenge vast seas of plastic junk circulating to the north of Hawaii and this plastic kills all types of marine life. Fertilizer can run off from farms drained by the Mississippi River and create a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico that gets bigger every year. Some waste, like oil, paint thinner, bug spray and so on, is very toxic when it reaches water. Food waste just rots and in time turns into soil, and newspapers will eventually rot but in the meantime they take up a lot of volume in landfills. Reaching the goals for the environment are very important. There are many ways to reach these goals and they will help everyone out in the long run. Reuse, Reduce, Recycle Electric Cars (Reuse electricity) About 3 cents per mile driven is all it costs to power a usual electric car today Light-emitting diode bulbs (Reduce Wattage) LED’s have a longer lifespan and lower your energy cost Curbside Recycling Program (Recycle) Saving money and helping the environment Saving money on electricity and cleaning the air Helping the Environment According to the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, “About 75 percent of the chemical energy stored in an electric car's battery can be translated to rotate the wheels of the vehicle. Only about 20 percent of the energy stored in a conventional vehicle's tank of gas actually moves the vehicle down the road saving you more money Electric cars reduce urban air pollution, and will become even cleaner if we incorporate more renewables into our energy grid. Kathleen Hogan, deputy assistant secretary for energy efficiency at the department, said “by meeting the new lighting standards, consumers could save nearly $6 billion in 2015.” Electric lighting consumes 19% of total electricity grid production and is to blame for more than 1,500 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year. So changing lights puts less CO2 in the air According to The Environmental Defense Fund, you can save $187 worth of electricity petroleum, natural gas and coal by using curbside recycling programs. What can you do Go Green Go online to the Environmental
Protection Agency Join the Green team
at school Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle
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