News Brief 3/17/2012, Adar 23, 5772
Israel Leads in Bottle Recycling, Overtakes Europe and US
Israelis recycled 50 percent of the country’s plastic bottles in 2011, overtaking Europe, 48% and the United States, 29%, respectively, the ELA recycling company has reported. While the country only recycled about 16,000 tons of plastic PET bottles in 2010, the 2011 figures reached about 20,000 tons, according to ELA.
The most successful recycling cities in Israel in 2011 were Kiryat Ono and Givat Shmuel, each with families recycling 2.2 kg. per person; and Tel Aviv, 2.1 kg.