Residents of Modiin Maccabim Reut join the Orange Revolution in cooperation with the Tamir Packaging Recycling Corporation! As of Monday, 18.10.21, hundreds of orange bins were placed throughout the city for the collection of packaging waste. These bins will be placed in neighborhoods, with the first being the “הכרמים” neighborhood.

The orange bins join the means of separation that already exist in the city:. The orange bin is for waste packaging made of plastic, metal and beverage cartons. The purple bin for glass packaging. The blue bin for papers and thin cartoons. Gray bin for textiles. Recycling bins for collecting large beverage bottles, In the city.

Every day millions of packages are made in Israel made of different materials. These materials will take a long time to decompose. Tens to hundreds of years if at all, but they are recyclable. The idea is that the packaging will already be separated at home and thrown separately in the orange bin. So, the packaging waste arrives as clean as possible at the sorting station. This makes it easy to sort it and recycle it.

How does it all work?

The packages that will be thrown in the orange bins in the city are collected by a truck that collects the packaging waste separately. Then, it transports them to the sorting station located in Rishon Lezion. The packages are unloaded and loaded onto conveyors and sorted according to the type of material from which they are made. The packaging is separated into 7 different materials. 4 of the materials are technologically sorted without human contact.

After being separated into different types of materials, each material is occupied into large cubes (sticks.) made of the same material. From there they are directed to the various recycling plants that exist. mostly in Israel, for the benefit of Israeli industry.

As part of the municipality’s activities and in cooperation with the Tamir Corporation, in the coming years many resources will be invested to encourage recycling. This will be done in education and enriching and experiential activities. The purpose of these activities is to motivate the residents to take an active part in separating the packaging. And to help them understand which packaging is suitable for the recycling containers.

Recycling in Modi’in

The issue of bringing in orange bins has often come up in the city because of the city’s residents and municipality. They see great importance in encouraging the recycling of household waste.

In fact, Modiin Maccabim Reut is at the top of the leading cities in the country in terms of recycling. In 2020, about 809 tons of paper were returned to the city using the blue bins that are in every building in the city.

There are hundreds of recycling corners in the city, including facilities for recycling plastic bottles (in 2020, 154 tons of plastic were returned by city residents). Glass packaging recycling bins (166 tons of glass were recycled in 2020). Textile recycling (105 tons of textiles were returned in 2020).

The city also has three sites for recycling large e-waste and dozens of recycling facilities for batteries and small e-waste (in 2020, 14 tons of e-waste were recycled).

Haim Bibbs, Mayor:

“The residents of Modiin Maccabim Reut are residents who care about the environment. Over the years our city is one of the leaders in recycling. Now, with the introduction of the orange container, I am sure that the residents will adopt the issue of packaging recycling for the best.”

Rani Eidler, CEO of the Tamir Packaging Recycling Corporation, adds:

“I congratulate the Modi’in Municipality of Maccabim Reut, which joins 120 authorities in the country where orange containers are deployed. Thanks for the fruitful cooperation in creating an infrastructure for separating packaging and providing information to residents. In recent years, we have witnessed a global and local awakening to the importance of the issue of recycling in our world. You, the residents, are driving the recycling processes with your cooperation. And thanks to your effort, we will be able to reduce the landfill and move more and more packaging to recycling. I call on all residents of Modi’in Maccabim Reut to join the recycling revolution in Israel and increase the amount of packaging sent for recycling. Separating waste into the orange container is a small effort that has a huge contribution to the environment.”

Hila Ben Eliezer, holder of the environmental portfolio:

“Starting this week, Modiin Maccabim Reut is making a real breakthrough in urban recycling. With the entry of orange bins, we will now be able to reuse most of our household waste. Thanks to the cooperation of the residents, we will take care of all of us.”

Orange bins
Photo credit: עיריית מודיעין

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