The Wonderful Journey of the Packages

Where do the packages disposed of in the orange container go?
How does a shampoo bottle become a flower pot?

1 / Recycling begins at home

2 / The packaging waste is collected separately from the orange containers and transported to the sorting station.

3 / The packaging waste arrives at the sorting stations in Afula, Eilat and Rishon LeZion

4 / The packaging is sorted into seven types of materials using advanced technologies

5 / The materials are pressed into large cubes.

6 / 6. The cubes of pressed materials are transported to the various recycling plants mostly in Israel, for the manufacture of new products for Israeli industries.

Discover the new products!

Hover over the products to discover what they are made of.

Flower pots and boxes

Made of hard plastic packaging

Plastic Sheets

Made of plastic bags

Communication Cables

Made of plastic bags

Fleece Fabrics

Made of Nespack packaging

Plastic Buckets

Made of plastic bags

Carboard Boxes

Made of cardboard and paper

Iron for Construction

Made of metal packages

Glass Dishes

Made of glass packages

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Did You Know
To date, orange bins have been distributed to over112 towns and municipalities throughout the country, from Metula to Eilat. Over 4.6 (or 5) million residents in Israel are already sorting their packaging waste.
Did You Know
One person produces on average of 2 kg of packaging waste every day.
Did You Know
To date, 101,008 tons of packaging waste have been collected. This is equivalent to the weight of 920 full Boeing 747 airplanes.
Did You Know
We use smart orange bins. Volume and motion sensors located inside the bins report back with data about the volume of packaging inside the bins, enabling us to conduct our collection more efficiently.
Did You Know
Hard plastic packages, like shampoo and laundry softener bottles, collected from the orange bins, are recycled and turned into flower pots and other products.
Did You Know
The metal packaging collected from the orange bins, like the empty can of sweet corn from last night’s dinner, are recycled and turned into, for example, iron rods for the construction industry.
Did You Know
The many plastic bags we all have at home, from shopping and supermarkets, are collected from the orange bins, sent for recycling, and then can be transformed into a water bucket.
Did You Know
The glass packages collected from the purple bin are collected separately and sent to recycling plants, where they are shredded and turned into new glass products, like jars, bottles, and more.

TAMIR – Manufacturers Recycling Corporation in Israel Ltd. (Public Benefit Corporation)

21c Yegia Kapaim, 1st Floor
Post Office Box 1225, Petah Tikva, 4926040, Israel

Recycling begins at home

The cans for recycling are collected by designated trucks and transported to the sorting stations.

The trucks filled with packaging waste arrive at one of two central sorting stations.

בתחנות המיון האריזות ממוינות לפי 7 סוגי חומרים שונים, באמצעות טכנולוגיה מתקדמת

After the waste is sorted into different materials, the products are compressed into cubes.

The Recycling Process According to Type of Material:


At the recycling plant, the packaging is shredded into flakes. The flakes are washed and then processed and granulated into plastic particles. These particles are used as raw material for producing new goods in Israeli industries.


At the recycling plant handling glass sent from many countries, the glass is sorted by type and color. It then is thoroughly cleaned before being shredded and then melted at about 1,500°C. The molten glass is finally poured into molds to create a new product. Glass can be recycled an unlimited number of times.


The metal packaging is melted at a temperature of 1800°C to become a new raw material, such as iron ingots for the construction industry.

Beverage Cartons

The carton packaging of juice, milk and other beverages consists of several materials: cardboard, plastic and aluminum. After sorting, the cartons are transferred to recycling plants abroad. Once there, the cartons are broken down into their different components, and each material is recycled separately.