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The Environmental Protection Ministry launched an Arabic-language public
relations campaign to convince residents to stop burning their waste, the office
said Sunday evening. A survey conducted in 82 Arab local councils revealed that
more than half of them have problems of burning garbage, causing severe amounts
of air pollution, a statement from the ministry said.
“In many localities
in the Arab and agricultural sector, a phenomenon of burning waste in close
proximity to and inside communities exists, causing severe damage to the health
of residents and to the environment,” Environmental Protection Minister Gilad
“In addition to enforcement activities, we are launching a
public relations campaign to bring about changes in the perception and behaviors
among the public, to raise awareness to the health and environmental dangers and
damages to quality of life that are caused to residents following the burning of