Government to favor 'green' goods

The economic-social cabinet approved Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On's plan to encourage "clean-tech" and other environmental products.

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The economic-social cabinet approved Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On's plan on Tuesday for the government to give preference in its tenders and purchases to products that meet environmental standards. The plan would encourage "clean-tech" and other environmental products. The move comes as Israel attempts to bring itself in line with OECD countries in a bid to join the organization. In 2002, the OECD suggested that countries move towards preferring environmentally-friendly products over other products.