Persuasive Essay Plan

| May 19, 2015

 

 

Introduction Paragraph

FOUR ideas which attract the reader’s attention but which are not in your Body

Paragraphs:

1. Plastic bags are made from non-renewable sources, hence their production

continues to deplete the environment.

2. Though plastic bags are recycled, this is done at a very minimal level, about

1% worldwide and 2% in the US.

3. Every plastic material that was made several years age still exists in the

environment.

4. Plastic bags cause deaths to both humans and animals

FULL Thesis Statement: _Plastic bags should be banned since they promote increased

plastic material accumulation which poses much threat to life._

Reference: Quintero, A. (2014). 5 Reasons Why I’m Celebrating California’s Plastic

Bag Ban. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 22 April 2015, from

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adrianna-quintero/5-reasons-why-im-

celebrat_b_5986584.html

Body Paragraph One

Main Idea: _Platic bags are major components of landfills.

Supporting ideas / information / evidence:

1. _Plastic bags end up in landfills after use. __

2. _Plastics are non-biodegradable and are therefore capable of staying for long in

landfills taking up space _

(3. _The landfill problem due to plastics can be surmounted with the use of reusable

bags or alternative bags_)

Reference(s): Our Everyday Earth. (2011). 5 Major Reasons to Ban Plastic Bags.

Retrieved 22 April 2015, from http://www.oureverydayearth.com/5-major-reasons-to-

ban-plastic-bags/

Body Paragraph Two

Main Idea: _Plastic bags are a threat to animal life._

Supporting ideas / information / evidence:

Page 2 of 2

1. _Plastics are released into the environment in large quantities, posing a big threat

to marine and terrestrial life. _

2. _Both animal and marine animal can ingest plastic materials which can lead to

choking, or fatal internal injuries._

(3. _Plastics contribute the biggest type of refuse on beaches_)

Reference(s): Clarke, M. (2014). Do Plastic Bag Bans Work?. Scientific American.

Retrieved 22 April 2015, from http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-plastic-

bag-bans-work/

Body Paragraph Three

Main Idea: _Plastic bags pose a big threat to human life._

Supporting ideas / information / evidence:

1. _Plastic bags can cause suffocation to young children if they use them when

playing._

2. _Plastics can choke any person when ingested accidentally._

(3. _The use of alternatives to plastic bags is the best way to ensure human life is

under no threat_)

Reference(s): Quintero, A. (2014). 5 Reasons Why I’m Celebrating California’s

Plastic Bag Ban. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 22 April 2015, from

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adrianna-quintero/5-reasons-why-im-

celebrat_b_5986584.html

Conclusion Paragraph

Paraphrase your FULL Thesis Statement: _Plastic bags should not be eliminated from

use by humans to ensure the environment is conserved.__

1. Despite their use, plastic bags end up in land fills.___ (Body 1)

2. Plastic bags pose great threat to both marine and terrestrial life through

suffocation and choking.___ (Body 2)

3. Plastic bags have led to deaths of children through suffocation. __ (Body 3)

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