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  • CARL AZUZ: I think, therefore, Fridays are awesome.

  • Who would disagree with that philosophy?

  • I'm Carl Azuz.

  • This is CNN 10.

  • The US President's annual State of the Union speech

  • has been called off for now, and the reason

  • concerns the political fight taking

  • place over the government's partial shutdown.

  • Here's what happened.

  • On January 3, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

  • invited President Donald Trump to give

  • his annual address in the US House of Representatives

  • in late January.

  • But on January 16, the speaker recommended that the president

  • postpone the speech or send it in a letter

  • until the partial government shutdown was over.

  • On Wednesday, President Trump said

  • he was moving ahead with plans to give

  • the speech in the House.

  • Speaker Pelosi responded that the House would not

  • authorize it to take place until the government

  • had completely reopened.

  • And though the president initially

  • suggested that his administration would find

  • another place for the speech, he said Wednesday night

  • that it would be postponed because no venue

  • can compete with the importance of the House chamber.

  • Democrats and Republicans continue

  • to blame each other for the shutdown and the postponement

  • of the speech.

  • But one thing that's interesting is what the Constitution

  • says about the address.

  • "The president shall, from time to time,

  • give to the Congress information of the state of the Union."

  • It doesn't say it has to be every year.

  • It doesn't say it has to be in a joint session of Congress

  • in the House.

  • So what the two sides are arguing about

  • is the tradition that Democratic and Republican presidents have

  • observed throughout the years but not

  • a constitutional obligation.

  • 10 Second Trivia.

  • Which of these animals is not featured

  • on the Chinese zodiac--

  • an astrological calendar cycle?

  • Ox, bear, pig, or rooster?

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  • The animals that repeat every 12 years in the Chinese zodiac

  • do not include a bear.

  • But they do include the pig.

  • And February 5 is when the Year of the Pig begins.

  • It's also year 4717 on the Chinese calendar.

  • The Lunar New Year is a massive celebration for China.

  • People travel hundreds of thousands of miles

  • to be with their families.

  • And because the country's population is nearly 1 billion

  • 400,000, the holiday triggers what's known as the largest

  • annual human migration.

  • - 2019 maybe the Year of the Pig,

  • but like every Lunar New Year, it's also the year of the crush

  • during a 40-day period leading up

  • to and after the lunar holiday.

  • And the rush is already underway.

  • More than 400 million Chinese holiday

  • travelers will take the train.

  • Over the 15 days of the festival itself, from February 5

  • to February 19, rail authorities are

  • bracing for a near 9% increase on last year's numbers.

  • That works out at more than 9 and 1/2

  • million passengers a day.

  • Some 73 million people are expected to choose air travel.

  • That means there will be about 15,600 planes in the sky

  • every day of the holiday.

  • But the road remains the most popular

  • way of traveling, mostly by bus during the Lunar

  • New Year period.

  • A more enjoyable holiday tradition

  • is the Zigong Lantern Festival which runs until March 1.

  • Some of the lanterns are up to 22 meters tall.

  • It's a blaze of color and imagination

  • with birds, fish, and, of course, pigs

  • lighting up the dark winter nights.

  • The festival dates from the Tang Dynasty around 618 AD.

  • CARL AZUZ: Back in the day, and by that we mean the 1950s,

  • many people used to have milk delivered to their homes.

  • It arrived in glass bottles that they'd return to the milkman.

  • And the reason that went away is because new production methods

  • extended milk's shelf life, and it

  • became less expensive and more convenient to just

  • pick it up at the store.

  • But the delivery model may be making a comeback

  • helped by a company that aims to be

  • more environmentally friendly.

  • TOM SZAKY: Once you've finished drinking your coffee

  • from your disposable coffee cup, do you cherish that coffee

  • cup for many years to come?

  • Absolutely not.

  • Recycling is dealing with the symptom of waste

  • but not the root cause of waste.

  • We have to turn off the tap.

  • - Don't create the waste in the first place.

  • That's the idea behind a new project from some

  • of the world's biggest brands.

  • It's called Loop.

  • TOM SZAKY: Loop is effectively a reboot of the milkman

  • but in a very, very modern way.

  • - With Loop, when you shop online for Haagen-Dazs ice

  • cream, Dove deodorant, or one of the other 300 or so available

  • products, they'll be delivered to your door

  • in a new durable packaging inside

  • a reusable shipping tote.

  • They'll cost about the same as the ones you'd buy in a store,

  • but you'll pay a refundable deposit for the container.

  • TOM SZAKY: And then when you're empty, without any cleaning,

  • just like a disposable experience,

  • you throw it back into your Loop bin.

  • - And instead of going to the landfill a recycling plant,

  • Loop products will be picked up, cleaned, refilled,

  • and ultimately reused by another customer.

  • TOM SZAKY: That moves from being disposable to reusable,

  • which is a huge upgrade for the environment.

  • - Of the 34.5 million tons of plastic waste created in the US

  • in 2015, less than 10% was recycled.

  • So Szaky sent out some of the biggest

  • purveyors of plastic packaging.

  • His pitch?

  • The plastic problem is serious, and you're contributing to it,

  • but here is a way to help.

  • KIM PEDDLE-RGUEM: As we think forward to the future,

  • we know consumers will demand more recyclable products,

  • more reusable products.

  • - Nestle decided to launch on Loop with five flavors

  • of its Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

  • KIM PEDDLE-RGUEM: Product Loop is

  • a way for us to tip our toe into this territory

  • and really learn a lot.

  • - To do that, teams had to completely

  • reimagine the traditional pint made of coated paper.

  • KIM PEDDLE-RGUEM: We have designed the package itself

  • with stainless steel which allows it to keep

  • the product cold much longer than a regular ice

  • cream package would.

  • - In London, Unilever's design team is

  • working on their own redesign.

  • To bring Axe, Degree, and Dove deodorants to Loop,

  • they created a sleek stainless steel capsule.

  • AUGUSTO GARZON: We didn't compromise on beauty

  • and experience, but we wanted to make

  • sure that you're doing a fantastic action to the planet.

  • - In May 2019, Loop will launch in just New York and Paris

  • with only several thousand customers in each city.

  • TOM SZAKY: In 2019, Loop does not make good business sense

  • for the partners because it's at low scale,

  • and they will likely lose money on every transaction

  • in that year.

  • KIM PEDDLE-RGUEM: This is an investment for us.

  • We're not that far, but we're going

  • to learn a lot from the test.

  • - An even bigger problem was starting small.

  • Loop requires a ton of shipping.

  • Haagen-Dazs ice cream ordered by a New Yorker

  • will start in Bakersfield, California,

  • then be trucked across the country, stored in Maryland,

  • packed in New Jersey, all before ultimately

  • being delivered by UPS.

  • Once the customer's done, that container

  • travels back the way it came.

  • All that transportation adds up to a big environmental cost.

  • TOM SZAKY: There's absolutely an impact of reuse, which

  • is shipping the empties and cleaning them,

  • but if you compare that to the impact of making new packaging,

  • reuse becomes somewhere between 50% and 75% better

  • for the environment.

  • - But the most important question

  • remains, will consumers be willing to give up

  • the plastic lifestyle to get on board?

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  • CARL AZUZ: A man in Iowa recently won the lottery.

  • Well, not the jackpot.

  • He won a $1 on a scratch-off ticket.

  • But he went to the state lottery headquarters

  • and asked for the big-prize treatment.

  • And after a laugh, they gave it to him,

  • printing up a big old check with the prize listed

  • and making him feel like a million

  • bucks if not the winner of it.

  • He then went and blew it all in one place.

  • He bought a half gallon of gasoline.

  • Well, many lottery winners move.

  • He was able to move about 10 to 15 miles depending on his car.

  • It might not be a jackpot of gold,

  • but it was probably worth the grand prize of admission.

  • And you've got to credit him with keeping it Lotto real.

  • If we had $1 for every time we covered a story like that, it

  • might not be a lottery, but it'd be the same

  • as that lottery winner.

  • I'm Carl Azuz.

  • CNN 10 hopes you have a great weekend.

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