Monday, March 19, 2012

Israel Passes US, Europe in Bottle Recycling

Israelis recycled 50 percent of the country’s plastic bottles in 2011, overtaking Europe and the United States, with figures of 48% and 29%, respectively, the ELA recycling company reported.

Israelis further recycled 20,000 tons of PET plastics in 2011, up from 16,000 tons in 2010. Israelis collected 77% of recyclable beverage containers in 2011, exceeding their goal of 73%.

The zeal for recycling is attributed to a massive public relations campaign that appears to have been a huge success. Just hope we in the US can soon catch up!

Read all about it here

Off to collect some plastic and glass of my own to recycle, till next time!