Circular economy-situation in Israel

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Circular economy (CE) is still in its infancy in Israel. In the past years, the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection (IMoEP) and the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry (IMoE&I) have started consolidating numerous plans toward achieving CE. Yet the main activities in this field in the past three decades were related to waste management and recycling, in an effort for closing the municipal solid waste (MSW) loop as a significant key factor in achieving a CE. The measures that were taken have been mainly reflected in regulation and legislation conducted by the IMoEP for increasing the overall recycling rates in Israel. The case of Israel, however, illustrates that even when there is an extensive regulation including laws, economic penalties, and financial incentives such as landfill levy, this does not guarantee achievements or improvements in MSW treatment and promote CE. The development of suitable infrastructure to enable achievement of the desired results is necessary. This chapter presents the main steps taken to promote recycling and additional plans consolidated for achieving CE in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCircular Economy
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspective
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789811510526
ISBN (Print)9789811510519
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

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  • Circular economy
  • Green growth
  • Legislation
  • Recycling
  • Regulation
  • Waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences


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