The Daily Populous

Monday January 9th, 2023 night edition

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Single-use items such as plastic cutlery, plates and trays are to be banned in England in a bid to reduce pollution, the government has confirmed.

Figures suggest that every year England uses about 1.1bn single-use plates and 4.25bn pieces of such cutlery, only 10% of which are recycled after being used.

Now the environment secretary, Thérèse Coffey, is set to ban a suite of single-use plastic items, confirming reports made last month.

The response to the consultation on proposals to ban commonly littered single-use plastic items in England is set to be released on Saturday.

The Guardian understands plastic cutlery, plates and trays will be included in the ban.

Similar bans have already been made in Scotland and Wales, while the UK government banned single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England in 2020.

“We need the government to deliver a meaningful plastic reduction strategy, which means bringing in plastic reduction targets and a proper reuse and refill scheme. »

Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters storm National Congress – DW – 01

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After hours of chaos, Brazilian police have retaken the National Congress building after pro-Bolsonaro protesters stormed the premises.

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the National Congress building in Brasilia earlier on Sunday.

Another journalist shared a video purportedly showing the protesters as they tried to break the windows of the National Congress building. »

George Santos accused of flashing white-power symbol during House speaker vote

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Rep. George Santos has been accused of flashing a white-power symbol on the House floor on Thursday.

Santos appeared to flash an OK symbol while casting a vote for Kevin McCarthy as speaker.

George Santos, the New York Republican lawmaker who has admitted to lying about vast swathes of his résumé while campaigning, has been accused of flashing a white-power symbol on the House floor on Thursday. »

Damar Hamlin makes first public comments since suffering cardiac arrest: "The love is felt"

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Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin made his first public comments Saturday since suffering an on-field cardiac arrest during a football game Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The 24-year-old Hamlin tweeted that "the love is felt, & extremely real," while expressing gratitude for the widespread support he has received during his hospitalization and recovery.

"Putting love into the world comes back 3xs as much...thankful for everyone who has reached out and prayed. »