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Environment quality is one of the main issues on public agenda in Israel and worldwide. Weizmann Institute takes actions to maintain the environment in the "Green campus" activities.  The Operations Division is one of many divisions that take an active part in these actions, particularly in the area of recycling.

Throughout the campus there are various types of recycling for:

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Packages
  • Small bottles
  • Large bottles (1.5 liters)
  • Plastic, plastic tube racks
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Batteries (the responsibility of the Safety Unit)
  • UPS batteries and generators  (the responsibility of the Safety Unit)

Map of recycling facilities in the Weizmann Institute

Recycling Centers

Recycling centers have been set up behind the Lopatie Building, next to Charlie’s Restaurant and in the residential areas.  Each center has large bins for collecting cardboard, paper and plastic.  Next to each building there are containers for paper, small bottles and cans, batteries and empty toner cartridges.

Plastic and plastic tube racks are collected in dedicated containers. The received payment is dedicated for the "green" activities in the Institute.

Orange containers for collecting packages are placed in the residential areas.

Electronic waste is collected by prior arrangement.

Wood chips

Wood chips derived from trees cut down at the Institute provide a natural and decorative ground cover.  It is environmentally friendly, prevents the growth of weeds, and prevents wet ground becoming muddy.


Recycle as much as possible!