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Preparing a Calculation in Principle for Collecting Business Waste Fee

Preparing a Calculation in Principle for Collecting Business Waste Fee

Municipal and commercial waste management is an environmental and economic burden, both for the municipality and businesses. This study was conducted for the municipality of Tirat Hacarmel.
Feasibility of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) waste treatment facilities in Israel

Feasibility of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) waste treatment facilities in Israel

This study was conducted as part of research funded by Mifal Hapais (the Israeli Lottery) and the Center for Local Authorities. The lack of compatibility between the waste management policy in Israel and the reality in the field raises the following question: What are the factors that hinder the establishment of end-treatment plants in Israel? In particular, is the establishment of end-treatment facilities for waste treatment in Public-Private partnership (PPP) capable of contributing to remove the barriers and realizing the policy?
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Israel's Role in The Global Bio-Ethanol Market - National Planning and Policy

Biofuels originating from agricultural products are one of the “hottest” issues in the global energy and commodity markets. The political and economical implications of biofuels are significant, especially for industrialized countries, which consume and engage in commerce with energy resources.
Enlarging Water Supply in Israel Through Non Revenue Water (NRW) Reduction and Prevention of Sewage Leakage

Enlarging Water Supply in Israel Through Non Revenue Water (NRW) Reduction and Prevention of Sewage Leakage

The report requested by the National Inquiry Committee, aiming to investigate the water crisis in Israel. The report indicates the loss of fresh water from water distribution and leakage in the order of 64 million cubic meters per year, and leakage of sewage water of estimated 100 million cubic meters per year. The study did not include water losses by the rural sector.
חקר פחתים ומניעת איבודי מזון במהלך שרשרת השיווק של פירות וירקות

Reduction of fruits and vegetables loss along the marketing chain in Israel

Wastage of food causes economic, resources, environmental and social concerns. In reference to the global food crisis, the common assumption is that it is possible to reduce the rate of food loss by half, and by means of this action alone feed 1-2 billion more people. In Israel, the financial damage from food loss was recently estimated at approximately 18 billion Nis a year, where about 44% of the total foods lost are fruits and vegetables.