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Study: Israel's coastline is contaminated with over 2 tons of microplastics

Israel's most polluted beaches are in Tel Aviv and Hadera, study finds.

Israel's coastline contaminated with 2 tons of microplastics

Coalition approves ban on disposables at beaches

Hof Hacarmel's order banning disposables on beaches is approved by coalition as haredi MK warns of dangerous precedent in lawmaking.

Coalition approves ban on disposables at beaches

Who did the Finance Ministry consult with before taxing disposables?

'What we're hearing here is simply insane,' Shas MK Azoulay says at Finance Committee meeting.

Who did the Finance Ministry consult before taxing disposables?

Haredi MK to Tax Authority: 'You're killing businesses, who will repay them?'

At Finance Committee meeting, questions arise regarding new tax on disposables. 'The entire process was incorrect and wrong.'

Haredi MK: 'You're killing businesses, who will repay them?'

'Disposables tax' to cost yeshivas 14 million annually

Haredi MK Maklev's office finds disposable 'tax' will cost yeshivas over a million shekel per month.

'Disposables tax' to cost yeshivas 14 million annually

Use of disposables expected to drop 40% after prices rise

'Israel is addicted to plastic disposables, and it's time to wean off of them,' Environmental Protection Min. says.

Use of disposables expected to drop 40% after prices rise

Price of plastic disposables to rise

Environmental Protection Ministry, Finance Ministry, agree to tax import and manufacture of plastic disposables.

Price of plastic disposables to rise

Cost of plastics have jumped 40% leading to a potential surge in prices

Israeli cleantech startup, UBQ Materials, has developed a groundbreaking technology converting residual waste into a plastic substitute.

Cost of plastics have jumped 40%

Tel Aviv coastline third most plastic-polluted in Mediterranean

The World Wildlife Fund report lists Israel in third place in producing plastic waste, behind only Turkey and Spain.

Tel Aviv coastline third most plastic-polluted in Mediterraneanplayer

Yerkin Tatishev’s Kusto buys Israel’s largest plaster producer

Paint giant Tambour, a division of Kusto Group, completed the $5.5m purchase of Geves Gesher, Israel’s largest domestic plaster manufacturer

Yerkin Tatishev’s Kusto buys Israel’s largest plaster producer

Does your bottled water contain microplastics?

Tests on more than 250 bottles from 11 leading brands worldwide reveal widespread contamination from plastic debris.

Does your bottled water contain microplastics?