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Increase in recycling bins Photo: Doron Golan
Increase in recycling bins Photo: Doron Golan
 
Seperated bins in the United States Photo: AFP
Seperated bins in the United States Photo: AFP
 
 

Recycling on rise in Arab towns

Statistics indicate 55% increase in recycling bins across country, including in Arab communities. Environmental Protection Ministry promises to expand plan by 2013 to over 15,000 bins

Yael Darel
Published: 05.05.11, 08:42 / Israel Environment

The recycling revolution led by the Environmental Protection Ministry is on a roll: Statistics published by the Ela Recycling Organization indicate a 55% increase in recycling bins.

 

Instead of only 8,000 bins dispersed in different locations, Israel now has over 12,000 bins in cities such as Herzliya, Netanya, Ashdod and Hadera as well as in Arab communities.

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The increase in recycling bins is assumed to be the result of a recent poll that found a direct connection between the distance of the bin from the home to the person's willingness to recycle.

 

According to the Geocartography research institute, nearly 54% of citizens would recycle plastic bottles if they had a recycling bin near their house. About 85% defined that distance as no more than a one to five minute walk from their home.

 

Data also show that adding more bins led to an increase from 42.9% to 52.3% in public willingness to recycle beverage container.

 

Many cities and regional councils doubled the amount of recycling bins they put out, including Ashkelon, Kiryat Gat, Sderot, Akko, Nahariya, Nesher, Lachish Regional Council and Ashkelon Coast Regional Council.

 

The recycling infrastructure has also improved in Arab communities, and recycling bins were placed in Kafr Qasim, Jisr az-Zarqa, Shfaram, Majdal Shams and Fureidis.

 

The Ela Organization vowed that by the end of 2011 there would be about 15,000 recycling bins throughout Israel.

 

According to the Environmental Protection Ministry's plan, by 2013 nearly two million people in over 46 communities will reprocess their waste and separate their wet waste from dry, at a rate of approximately 1.2 tons per year.

 

 

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