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By 2050, it is predicted that there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. We seriously need to do something about our plastic pollution. Plastic is terrible for the environment. David Attenborough really brought the issue home and now, brilliantly, we hear about it all the time. In countries and cities around the world, the call for the end of single-use plastics is at an all-time high. Stores such as Iceland and Ikea have introduced plastic bans that will go into effect within the next couple of years. Meanwhile, plastic straws and cutlery have been targeted by numerous retailers, including McDonald's in the UK, and having a plastic bag is enough to send you to jail in some countries. Bans on plastic bags have already proved to be extremely effective in the countries that have them. In the UK, for example, the introduction of a 5p plastic bag charge introduced in 2015 has brought about an 83% reduction in plastic bag use. Worldwide, about 2 million plastic bags are used every minute! In one hour our plastic pollution could fill the whole V&A museum! Plastics have changed the world. However, the rapid growth of middle-class and industrial economies has drastically increased the world's plastic consumption in recent decades – and infrastructure development has not kept pace. The result is a dramatic increase in plastic waste.
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By Oliver, Sydney and Raphael On the 7th of February 2019, Emeliano Sala's body was recovered and identified. After the news had spread, Chelsea's German defender, Antonio Rudiger quoted the following: "Heartbreaking to hear the news about Emeliano Sala. Rest in peace! Thoughts to go out to the family and friends of Emeliano and the pilot." Sala had just joined Premier League side Cardiff City for £15m when the private jet he was on disappeared from radar. It was also carrying pilot David Ibbotson. This happened on 21 January. After three days of searching, crews of search men decided to give up. Sala's family pleaded them to keep on searching but they had already made their minds up so a privately funded search began. A woman later found a blue cushion on a beach in France's Cotentin Peninsula beach and recognised that it was a backrest of a seat, thought to be from Sala's plane. The plane was eventually found 63 metres under the sea.
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 Things are not looking good for tennis,or Serena Williams. Wimbledon chairman Philip Brook said Serena Williams' meltdown in the U.S. Open final was 'not a good look for tennis' though he insists it would never happen at the All England Club. Serena was convinced that sexism was the cause of her loss to Naomi Osaka in New York, where she directed remarkable fury towards chair umpire Carlos Ramos.The 37-year-old American tennis superstar claimed women are treated differently to men after she received a series of strikes at a match. Seeking a 24th grand slam, Williams was initially outraged at receiving a scalding for coaching, insisting she had not taken guidance from her coach. She then picked up a point penalty for racquet abuse before shouting at Ramos, resulting in a game being docked for verbal abuse. She called the umpire a "thief" and a "liar."  Apparently, sexism isn't the only bad experience Serena has faced, from mocking her opening up about her experience of motherhood, to criticism of her behavior following her US Open defeat last month. Many people say the reaction to her behaviour has been notably sexist, with some referring to her as a 'spoilt brat' and 'classless'.