A trash bin and pile of garbage in Tiberias, northern Israel. Gil Eliahu

World Champion in Trash How Garbage Took Over Israel's Streets

Recycling bins form an urban obstacle on the sidewalks of Israel’s cities, jostling with dumpsters to collect the country’s mountain of garbage. Experts say it is time to confront the problem and stop kicking the (trash) can down the road

Most refuse was organic a century ago, observes Israeli environmentalist Amiad Lapidot. “There was just a little glass, wood, metal. People would throw their garbage into the street and wait for animals to eat...

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