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Israel Recycles More than US, Europe

Israel has surpassed the U.S. and Europe in recycling plastic bottles, according to a statement by EDI,  a Jerusalem marketing and communications firm. The report cited a new report by the ELA Recycling Corporation, a private organization that works to promote bottle recycling in Israel. The report said that 54% of Israel’s plastic bottles were recycled in 2012, compared to 31.8% in the U.S. and 52.4% in OECD countries.  2013 data shows that Israel recycled 56% of its plastic bottles, though figures for the OECD and U.S. have yet to be released.  The recycling deposit stations installed throughout Israel have been considered a huge success, with  350 million plastic 1.5 liter bottles recycled. 

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7 Responses to “Israel Recycles More than US, Europe”

  1. Evil Zionist plot to save the environment.

  2. Good for Israel! And for doing the right thing.

  3. YES BECAUSE ISRAELIS CARE NOT LIKE OTHER COUNTRY!

  4. I think he was kidding…lighten up.

  5. Bryan Baruch says:

    Wow. And to think, I recycle a hell of a lot of ‘em here in California. Israel must have a lot of broke-ass Jews like me wandering through supermarket parking lots and gas stations digging through trash cans for plastic bottles. Maybe I can make Aliyah after all. There are career possibilities in Israel I’ve never considered. How much do they give you per pound there?

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