For the first time in the garden, a day for collecting electric waste will be built near the house

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MAI Corporation For recycling electronic waste and the Gan Yavne local council announce an “electric day”. Every week, every Thursday from the morning until 19:00 in the evening, the residents of Gan Yavne will be able to take out the damaged appliances and electronics to the sidewalk next to the house, and a special collection vehicle will collect the products for electronic recycling, all at no cost to the resident. This is a convenient solution for residents to transport large and heavy waste for recycling, while complying with the law and without the need for self-transportation to existing collection centers in the country.

As part of an “electric day”, you can evacuate all the broken appliances from the house to the nearby sidewalk, from a refrigerator and washing machine, air conditioners, kettles and computers to broken chargers and cell phones. Through the evacuation from the sidewalks, the council and the MAI corporation intend to prevent the burning of pirated waste on the outskirts of cities and neighborhoods, maintain the health of residents and improve the quality of life.

In addition, the council and the MAI recycling corporation plan to begin information and education activities in schools this year. These are educational activities in which students learn about the importance of recycling e-waste, and work to collect this waste, while sweeping parents, teachers, neighbors and the environment. In addition, electronic waste collection centers were deployed in public institutions and the council warehouse.

Although e-waste accounts for about three percent of all waste, it accounts for 70% of its toxic content, and is very harmful to the health of residents. This is because it is made from highly polluting substances such as lead and mercury, which can cause, among other things, diseases of the nervous and respiratory systems. Every person in the country produces about 17 kg of e-waste a year, and in total the residents of Israel together produce about 160,000 tons of e-waste every year. Today, most of the waste is not yet recycled, which means that a huge amount of toxic e-waste is burned in Israel. And mountains of toxic electronic waste are created, which pollutes the soil, the water sources and also the air, and as mentioned harms the health of the residents.

The head of the Gan Yavneh council, Dror Aharon: “We are in the midst of a recycling revolution in Gan Yavneh. About a year ago, the orange recycling bins entered the packaging recycling locality, and I am proud to announce that “Right from home, while maintaining a healthier, cleaner and greener environment.”

Amnon Shaharur and Dan Hellman, co-CEOs at MAI Electronic Recycling Corporation: “The sidewalk collection service is an innovative service that has started operating in recent months across the country and we are seeing a dramatic increase in recycling in all the cities where we started the regulated evacuation process. We call on the residents of Gan Yavne to join the forefront of the citizens of Israel who protect the health of the residents and the environment and dispose of their broken electronic devices in an orderly and easy manner. “







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