KKL-JNF: Keep Disposable Plastics out of Israel’s forests

Dear visitors: On your next picnic, please do not bring disposable plastic utensils into our forests. The forests and wildlife of Israel depend on you behaving responsibly.

 (photo credit: KKL-JNF)
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
KKL-JNF calls on all visitors to its forests, parks and sites to refrain from using disposable plastic dishes and utensils and bringing them into the forests, and instead to help protect Israel’s environmental surroundings and wildlife. 
Disposable dishes, cutlery, and various packaging and containers made from plastic do not naturally decompose. Rather, they accumulate in forests, nature reserves and oceans; creating environmental pollution sticks around for thousands of years.
The disposable utensils left behind by visitors to KKL-JNF’s forests and parks not only pollute but also injure and even kill local wildlife and migrating birds.
What are we asking of our visitors?
To refrain from coming to our forests and parks with disposable plastic utensils, which are often left behind and blown around by the wind, polluting the surroundings and injuring local fauna.
In places where there are no sinks and dishwashing facilities: to take your reusable dishes and containers back home for washing after the visit.
To throw all garbage only into the garbage bins provided at the picnic sites, or, if the bins are full, to take your garbage with you when you leave.