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From dumping to sanitary landfills – solid waste management in Israel

To address the problem of solid waste in Israel, the Ministry of the Environment has formulated a policy based on integrated waste management. The policy calls for reduction of waste at source, reuse, recycling (including composting), waste-to-energy technologies, and landfilling. Due to the implementation of this policy, all the large dumps were closed, state-of-the art landfills were built, and recovery rates have increased from 3% in the beginning of the 1990s to almost 20% in 2003. More than 95% of the municipal solid waste is disposed and treated in an environmentally sound manner – in comparison to a mere 10% just a decade ago. The policy was implemented utilizing both enforcement and financial support (“stick and carrot” approach). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Waste Management Elsevier
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