MembersBillions Needed for Waste Disposal

As Israel develops into one of the world’s leading centers of technology, there is one area that has remained quite neglected: waste management.

By Michael Selutin |
Photo: Chen Leopold/Flash90

About 80 percent of all waste in Israel is dumped, polluting the groundwater and diminishing the air quality. Efforts to increase the rate of recycling have so far seen little success. Over the past five years, the amount of waste recycled instead of dumped has increased from 18 percent to just 22 percent. By comparison, the European Union recycles 34 percent of its waste.

The Ministry of Environmental Protection...

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