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In Israel, Composting and Recycling Programs in New Ecology Push

From JTA on 1/30/2012 at 5:11 PM

Categories: Israel, Science & Technology

In Israel, Composting and Recycling Programs in New Ecology Push

The still-new recycling center in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem is fairly quiet on a crisp winter afternoon. Several people drive in to drop off their recycling -- from old printers and batteries to aluminum pans, plastic containers and cardboard -- in bins clearly labeled for each type of material. These people, however, are the outliers. Most Jerusalemites don’t recycle at all. The city has no curbside recycling program and, as in the rest of Israel, recycling is not mandatory …More