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Recycling in Israel
Recycling in Israel accounts for approximately 20% of waste in that country.
The two laws that most directly concern recycling in Israel are the Law to Protect Cleanliness (1984) and the Law for the Collection of Recycling (1993).
Law to Protect Cleanliness
The Law to Protect Cleanliness:
- bans the disposal of waste in public areas; and
- requires local governments to establish sites for the collection and removal of garbage and recycling; and
- sets fines for acts that violate provisions of this law; and
- mandates that funds raised from such fines go to a Fund for the Protection of Cleanliness.
Law for the Collection of Recycling
The Law for the Collection of Recycling:
- calls on local governments to establish areas for the collection and removal of recycling; and
- allows the Minister for the Protection of the Environment to obligate local governments to establish such areas.