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Recycling in Israel

Recycling in Israel accounts for approximately 20% of waste in that country.[1]

Relevant legislation

The two laws that most directly concern recycling in Israel are the Law to Protect Cleanliness (1984)[2] and the Law for the Collection of Recycling (1993).[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

References

  1. ^ "נתוני פסולת בישראל" [Facts about Waste in Israel]. Ministry of Environmental Protection (in Hebrew). Ministry of Environmental Protection. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "חוק שמירת הניקיון, התשמ׳׳ד–1984" [Law to Protect Cleanliness] (PDF). Wayback Machine (in Hebrew). State of Israel. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "חוק איסוף ופינוי פסולת למיחזור, התשנ׳׳ג–1993" [Law for the Collection of Recycling] (PDF). Ministry of Environmental Protection (in Hebrew). State of Israel. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "חוק שמירת הניקיון, התשמ׳׳ד–1984" [Law to Protect Cleanliness] (PDF). Wayback Machine (in Hebrew). State of Israel. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "חוק איסוף ופינוי פסולת למיחזור, התשנ׳׳ג–1993" [Law for the Collection of Recycling] (PDF). Ministry of Environmental Protection (in Hebrew). State of Israel. Retrieved July 27, 2018.