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Israel – Large quantities of garbage relative to the world

During Passover, in recent years, found themselves inspectors of the Nature and JNF foresters role of national servers, those mountains of garbage that leaves behind a complete, all for a moderate salary. However, inspectors forests, woods and parks, on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Nature, and other bodies charged with protecting the natural environment, try to maintain a positive tone in interviews they give to the media, and speaks optimistically about the habits prevalent in our midst. Some people actually does collect their waste, they try to embellish the situation, but visible behind huge quantities of spam, has almost touching the treetops. Do we come because we got the average yields of 2 tons of garbage a traveler during Passover to 1.9 only? It is before the Independence Day of the fire he brings with him.

Despite the obvious reluctance that sometimes we live in what appeared to dump as much as revised, the real problem is not the failure garbage dumping – but that the Israelis produce very large volumes of waste so. Just before Passover, CBS introduced the latest figures concerning the volume of waste produced by the Israeli public. Even if all waste was thrown away obediently, we can be certain that this is too much garbage.

Israel produces more waste than its world

Israel produces an average quantity of kilograms of waste per day. This is the world’s highest rates of manufacturing waste! CBS, analyzed segmentation by local authorities, teachers, a trend prevalent in other countries: the more established populations of garbage they produce much larger quantities. Kfar Shmaryahu, for example, the average resident produces waste is about 5.5 kg per day; While the Bedouin communities Spy and Laqia – only 0.4-0.5 kg per day. This is a ratio of 12 to 1.

What about municipalities? Tel Aviv leader in waste quantity of 2.6 kg per capita per day (although it should be noted that Tel Aviv is also taking care of the trash produced by hundreds of thousands of Israelis who visit it every day for work and recreation). In contrast, the lowest rating is Elad, Kafr Qasem, Beitar Illit and Modiin Illit, with the amount of 0.9 to 1.0 kg of waste per person per day. Please note that these settlements, ranked bottom of the table of waste production, population centers are Arab or haredi, ranked socially and economically at a low level. Meanwhile, it should be noted that only Yokneam Illit and Modi’in-Maccabim-Reut produce small amounts of waste, but that is a low economic level, as the statistical correlation between see value in others quantities of waste economic status is maintained consistently.

The reasons for the production of large quantities of garbage

The rate of waste generation in the population-based, is bigger – what can be done to change the picture? The statistics are clear, but the reality is much more complex: established populations produce larger quantities of waste, not only because they consume more, but also a result of the nature of consumption. For example, processed foods and more expensive and come with a number of larger volume of packaging. An excellent example of this is cereal packaging, coming with 100g cardboard and plastic on each tiny quantity of 30 grams of cereals, which are, without doubt, processed foods. One must add clippings that accumulates large gardens. This does not mean weak communities actually live environmentally responsible citizens, but consumption habits derived economic capacities, are reflected in the end of the day even in the garbage can. In other words, the waste we discard indicative of who we are.

Once the password is characteristic of Environmental Protection was “waste basket – and no more”. Today, we realize that there is not enough waste disposal bin, and a key part of the environmental responsibility is a concern to reduce the amount of garbage produced. You can achieve this through an intelligent consumer, more selective and restrained, and by reusing as well as recycling of what is possible. Passover accumulated waste piles and memorably outrageous, but it must be remembered that they are only a symptom: Even if these huge piles would end up in landfill sites licensed, Israel was perhaps a more aesthetic – but not necessarily more green.

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