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1 Israeli Waste Management Raya Blitman Hazardous Waste Officer November 2013

2 Recommendation of the Council on the Reduction of Transfrontier Movements of Waste [C(90)178/Final]  Hazardous Substances Regulations (Import and Export of Hazardous Wastes), 1994 provide the legal basis for implementing the Basel Convention and OECD decisions and recommendations  Directive for the Amber Procedure  Transboundary control through the Free Import/Export Orders and Customs  No export to non-OECD/EU countries  Policy Document on Hazardous Waste Export As a general rule - export is approved when no environmentally sound treatment available in Israel and for recoverable waste only

3 Recommendation of the Council on the Reduction of Transfrontier Movements of Waste [C(90)178/Final] Total HazWaste

4 Recommendation of the Council on the Reduction of Transfrontier Movements of Waste [C(90)178/Final] Incineration of HazWaste

5 Recommendation of the Council on the Reduction of Transfrontier Movements of Waste [C(90)178/Final] Export of HazWaste

6 Hazardous waste treatments at Ramat Hovav 2011 site/outside Ramat Hovav site

7 Distribution of HazWaste main treatments outside Ramat Hovav site

8  Adequate regulatory and enforcement infrastructure - all waste treatment facilities hold a business license and comply with the clean air act & hazardous material permit  Monitoring & control - obligatory quarterly reports concerning waste treatment, safety/health requirements (Ministry of Economy), laboratory monitoring, ISO/standards. Main recycling plants are required to operate according to BAT  Enforcement measures – hearings, administrative cleanup or closure orders, and criminal investigations. In recent years - 60 investigations, over 50 cleanup orders and 7 hearings

9 Action Plan for to Upgrade and to Regularize Waste treatment in Arab, Druze, Bedouin and Circassian Communities  Education  Effective enforcement against perpetrators  Upgrading of waste treatment and recycling infrastructure  Waste hazards removal

10 Education Infrastructure Enforcement Government Resolution Plan to Improve the Environment in the Bedouin Sector in Negev

11 The Plan  ~ 40 million NIS allocated to the Bedouin sector  Budget for specific settlements ~50%  “Regional" projects for all communities (waste transfer stations, establishment of Environmental Association of Towns, etc.) ~50%

12 The Plan  Establishment of regional waste collection system  Establishment of regional and local waste recycling infrastructure  Removal of waste nuisances  Environmental education  Enforcement and Inspection - establishment of Environmental Association of Towns  Establishment of a professional Inter-ministerial Committee

13  Paper and cardboard waste – domestic recycling and export for recycling.  Tyres - recycling. Insufficient demand for the recycled material.  Glass - recycling, use of crushed glass aggregate in infrastructure projects and export for recycling.  Plastic – recycling and export for recycling.  E-waste - the Law will come into force in Solid Waste Treatment Infrastructure EPR Waste Streams

14 Thank you!


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