“Yarok Hevrati” (Socially Green) is a unique socio-environmental initiative that partners contributing to the environment with a tremendous contribution to the community and society.
We employ men and women with various disabilities to collect waste for recycling. Operating from a socio-ecological perspective, Yarok Hevrati strives to jointly promote environmental justice and social justice.
We provide waste-for-recycling collection to many offices in the Gush Dan region, with services that are personal, direct, high-quality, and responsive 24/7.
Recycling is the process of removing materials from the waste stream to use as raw materials or to create new products. Yarok Hevrati offers holistic solutions for waste recycling, collaborating with authorized recycling plants, and ensuring that all collected waste is transferred to them in an orderly and safe manner.
Recycling is critical to prevent waste of vital and important resources. It decreases the amount of waste sent to landfills and reduces the amount of land needing to be allocated for waste disposal, as well as preventing the need to produce new materials. We help offices and office buildings economize, as well as various managements that engage and interact with several different recycling stakeholders. We essentially provide a “one stop shop” through which all recyclable office waste is collected by our employees, consolidated and organized, and then transferred to various recycling entities.
The process begins with paper being crushed into small pieces and transferred to containers holding a water and chemical mixture. This is heated, and the chemicals help break down the paper into pulp, which is then channeled through several sieves to filter out materials such as pieces of plastic, glue, or metal pins. Chemicals and air pressure are applied; together they cause the ink and adhesive materials to float to the top of the container as bubbles, where they are separated from the rest of the mixture. The pulp is sprayed onto large mesh sheets and run through rollers that exert pressure, draining the water and causing the fibers to crystallize together into paper. Finally, the sheets undergo heating and a complete drying.
Glass recycling has several advantages. Glass is one of the few materials that can be recycled again and again, and the recycling process is usually cheaper than glass production, because the melting temperature of glass is much lower than that of raw sand (from which glass is produced). In many cases, glass bottles are not even recycled, but instead are washed, sterilized, and re-used.
While electronic waste constitutes only about 1% of the garbage generated each year in households in Israel, it is responsible for about 70% of the pollution and toxicity caused by household waste. In July 2012, the Israeli government passed an environmental law for electronics, electrical equipment, and batteries.
Yarok Hevrati is a unique Israeli entity that only employs men and women recognized as disabled by the National Insurance Institute (NII) and entitled to an NII disability pension.
Yarok Hevrati recognizes the opportunity to provide them with employment and fair wages in a quality and respectful work environment.
We are proud that our jobs integrate them into the workforce, enable them to help improve the environment, and ensure their feelings of being productive contributors to society and the community.
These, and other benefits we offer, promote and empower the disabled, moving them from unemployment into a job which transitions into contributors to society, the community, and the environment.