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Plastic problems in Israel

Under pressure from the stakeholders of the eco-test in November 2021, a tax on disposable plastic tableware was introduced in Israel: 13 shek. / kg (about $ 4). As a result, according to the Central Bank of Israel, over the year retailers raised the price of plastic to 22 shek. / kg, which exceeded the target level by 70%. Local experts believe that this indicates the absence of real competition in Israel. The local market is controlled by several large retail chains, making it difficult for consumers to access complete, reliable information about goods and pricing. Globally, Israel aims to reduce plastic consumption by 40% – Vesti Israel


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