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Construction waste polluting Israel’s water resources

March 5, 2008

It’s quite well known that a large amount of air pollution comes from construction sites and the tearing down of old buildings.  Less well known is that local authorities are allowing the waste from these sites to be dumped in open spaces all across the country rather than being disposed of properly.  Now the Ministry of the Environment is targeting them for their negligence:

The ministry categorically stated that it was the local authorities’ responsibility to ensure that waste from construction sites was disposed of properly. Instead, over 90 percent has been dumped in open spaces, and on the side of roads, the ministry charged.

Read the full article in the Jerusalem Post here.

Personally, we’d like to see the Ministry of the Environment introduce a whole new approach to construction – deconstruction.

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