After Recycling Shortfall, Israel Pins Hopes on Burning Garbage for Energy

Israel is now aiming to recycle 35 percent of its garbage by 2020, not half, but a first incinerator may take eight years to go online if it's approved at all.

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The Environmental Protection Ministry is looking for new initiatives in recycling, including one based on burning waste to turn it into energy, after Israel’s efforts at recycling have come up short.