Finally, a problem/solution essay states a problem and then proposes one or more solutions. Newspaper editorials are good examples of problem/solution writing. For example: 'Our public schools waste over 70% of the paper, plastic and glass that they use. There are ways we can get teachers and students to reduce the waste. One solution would be to put a recycling bin in each classroom. This would at least begin to make people more aware of the problem. Another idea would be to have a contest to see which classroom can produce the most recycling or the least amount of trash. The winner could be treated to a pizza party.'