New gov’t-operated waste management facility plans to extract 600 kg of an oil substitute from every ton of discarded plastic, instead of it being buried in landfills.
The Environmental Services Company Ltd., a government body established in 1990 to handle hazardous waste in Israel, will soon begin operating a unique facility designed to recycle plastic and turn it into fuel.
A new facility that will recycle plastic and turn it into fuel – Environmental Services Company Ltd.
According to the company’s assessments, the facility will be able to derive 600 kilograms (1,320 pounds) of an oil-like substance from every ton of plastic waste they treat. Continue Reading »
JNF sustainable development board member Dr. Orr Karassin explains “A building’s footprint on the environment is huge in its use of electricity & water.”
The competition has 2 tracks, one for professionals & the other for students
By Nitzi Yakov and Israel Hayom Staff
Israel is holding its first eco-friendly architecture competition, in which two winners will have their designs constructed and showcased to the general public.
Israel challenges architects to think green [Illustrative] – Photo: Dan Lavie
The contest, hosted by the Jewish National Fund and Israeli Green Construction Council, intends to raise awareness for eco-friendly construction among the Israeli public and to train planners and architects to think green when starting new projects. Continue Reading »
New train tracks planned for Eilat will go through desert & wildlife reservations despite environmental groups objections. Tracks planed to become operational in 2019
The Southern Zoning Committee approved a bid by the Israel National Roads Company to build new train tracks in the country’s south, despite an environmental impact report that deemed the project harmful, Yedioth Aharonoth reported.
The train track are expected to run though plant and wildlife reservations, as well as known hiking trails, but unlike similar projects that aimed to minimize their environmental impact, the new project will not make use of the usual solution of tunnels, as suggested by the Environmental Protection Ministry Israel Nature and National Parks Service. Continue Reading »
Following Gaza military op, Environmental Protection Ministry reviews emergency readiness of industrial facilities housing hazardous materials
The recent fighting in Gaza has prompted the Environmental Protection Ministry to review the protective measures available to the various facilities processing and storing hazardous materials, Ynet has learned.
(Illustration) Photo: Hagai Aharon
During and immediately after Operation Pillar of Defense, the Environmental Protection Ministry – directed by the Home Front Command – began surveying 22 hazardous material facilities in central and southern Israel.
The review aimed to inspect the facilities’ overall emergency readiness, their crisis-response protocols and damage control contingencies. Continue Reading »
Cleantech Group, World Wildlife Fund release first-ever global cleantech innovation ranking. Denmark, Israel and Sweden dominate top-three slots
Israel is among the top-three nations worldwide that provide the best conditions for clean technology startup companies, a recent ranking by the CleanTech Group stated. Topping the list was Denmark, followed by Israel, Sweden, Finland and the United States.
A leader in cleantech innovations per capita Illustration
“Coming Clean: The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2012,” is a first-of-its-kind ranking, complied by the CleanTech Group and the World Wildlife Fund. It listed the top 38 countries worldwide to offer clean energy projects the most favorable conditions. Continue Reading »