Six Degrees of Waste Separation

The government wants half of Israel's garbage to be recycled by the end of the decade, as landfill sites become increasingly scarce. The success of a recent program might give it hope.

Waste recycling has received the most extensive government funding of all environmental projects in recent years, an investment that is beginning to pay off. After an experimental stage involving a few neighborhoods in the major cities, a project consisting of waste separation by residents and subsequent pick-up for recycling is scheduled for expansion in the coming year.