Soldiers at bases in the Hevel Eilot region began recycling packaging materials in large orange bins on Monday as part of an effort coordinated by the Tamir Recycling Corporation in collaboration with the Defense Ministry, the IDF and the Environmental Protection Ministry.
Two fliers – both featuring a personified orange bin on wheels with a thick mustache and eyebrows, as well as a green, recycling logo on an army beret – have been posted around the bases to inform the soldiers of the campaign. One bin holds a sign calling for an “orange army,” while another holds one that says “Put it in the orange and you have made my day.” Bases in the Hevel Eilot area produce 6 million kilograms of trash each year, the flier warns.
Showing pictures and descriptions of sample items that can be thrown into the orange bins, the flier stresses the importance of participating in the new effort.
Some of the permissible items include food packaging such as cans, chip bags and ketchup bottles; plastic bags; boxes; cleaning solution containers; and styrofoam, plastic and aluminum boxes.