Piece Comment

Review of A Tax on plastic bags

Many people believe that the youth population is not adequately represented in politics. It is for this reason that I am very fond of this piece as it shows how a group of teenagers can have a big voice in politics. Although the narrator is biased to her cause, her interviewee discusses both sides of the issue. I understand both the reasons for her group’s proposal, and the challenges they face. The piece itself does not contain sound effects or music (no flashy elements here), but the startling statistics that the narrator presents, combined with her powerful arguments, makes this a forceful call to action. This feature can be very effective to encourage a local group to get involved in their own community, as well as to show how even a youth group can make a difference in politics.