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Primary Outline for Speech 3 Brooke Langridge COMM2381 C03 Instructor Brockman General Purpose: To actuate Specific Purpose: To actuate the audience to support a ban on plastic straws. Type of persuasive speech: POP Type of organizational pattern: MMS Thesis: We must support a ban on plastic straws in order to reduce the continuous growth of plastic pollution in our world’s environments. OUTLINE: Introduction I. 500 million plastic straws are used every day. (National Park Service, The Be Straw Free Campaign) a. The growing amount of plastic pollution on our planet is very prevalent problem, and poses a threat towards our environment, wildlife, and our own health. II. We must support a ban on plastic straws in order to reduce the continuous growth of plastic pollution in our world’s environments III. Background on Topic : a. Straws have been around for thousands of years. (National Geographic, A Brief History of How Plastic Straws Took Over the World ) b. Plastic straws where first created by Joseph Friedman in 1930, to help his daughter drink milkshakes easier. (National Geographic , A Brief History of How Plastic Straws Took Over the World ) i. He eventually patented it and created the Flex-Straw Company. (National Geographic , A Brief History of How Plastic Straws Took Over the World ) c. However, straws finally began to grow in popularity in the late 1960s, early 1970s. (National Geographic , A Brief History of How Plastic Straws Took Over the World ) i. 1.5 million tons of plastic was produced in 1950, and in 2015, 322 million tons of plastic was produced. (National Geographic , A Brief History of How Plastic Straws Took Over the World ) d. The issue came to the public's attention after a video of a sea turtle having a plastic straw pulled out of its nose sparked outcry to ban the use of plastic straws . (Business Insider, Why plastic straw suck ) IV. Story from cultural museum in London a. There are enough straws used every day to circle the earth almost three times. Langridge 1
V. Preview your main points: We will consider the growing problem that plastic straws are creating, and how a Plastic straw ban around the world will contribute to the reduction of plastic pollution produced across the globe. (Transition) Body I. The growing use of plastic straws is adding to the plastic pollution problem in our environment. (Vox, Why Starbucks, Disney, and the EU are all shunning plastic straws) a. Plastic straws can be found anywhere food is served and are only used for a few minutes before they are just thrown out.

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