Israel passes packaging law

January 24, 2011 Comments Off on Israel passes packaging law Print Print

Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has approved a packaging law that makes producers and importers responsible for the packaging they use

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The law is based on the European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and applies to a wide range of materials and products.

Manufacturers and importers will be required to recycle 60% of the total weight of the packaging they supply each year.

Local authorities are required to arrange for the separation of waste into two streams – wet and dry – as part of plans to ban waste being sent to landfill by January 2020.

The fine for non compliance with targets is 2,500 shekels (£432) per tonne.

Environment protection minister Gilad Erdan said: “Instead of burying raw materials, the packaging will be collected from homes and recycled.

“Implementation will add thousands of workplaces to the economy and prevent damage to the environment.”

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