Environmental Protection- 2 stream source separation/ Sorting of garbage Separation of Waste at Source into two streams: Clean organic stream and dry stream
The main reason for separation of waste into two streams is to reduce the pollution of the organic matter in the landfills of Israel. In Israel there are about 20 landfills that will closed in the short future and only one will remain open. The shortage of space requires immediate solution to the waste dumped in the landfills.The goal of the initiative is change in public behavior which leads to a change in waste management policy. In three years the entire city will separate the waste into two streams. Resources of this program are mainly based on government funding and the city government. Two stream separation is mainly evolutionary. Israeli policy is to join the rest of the world to protect the environment by waste management. In the city of Kiryat-Ono, recycling centers preceded the two stream project and contributed to the awareness of the residents to waste control and environmental protection. The initiative contributes to the image of the city, a green city as an attractive and quality city. This socio- economic aspect encourages new families to join the city and rises the value of real estate.