13,000 kindergartens to get dishwashers to phase out plasticware

Environmental Affairs Minister Gila Gamliel announces she’s earmarked NIS 45 million ($14 million) to purchase dishwashers for 13,000 kindergartens and daycares around the country, in an environmental campaign aimed at phasing out plasticware.

The schools that receive the dishwashers will be required to stop using disposable dishes and cutlery.

“This is an important initiative to reduce the endless amounts of plastic in the kindergartens that will foster environmental awareness among the children from a young age,” tweets the Likud minister.

Children at a kindergarten in Jerusalem after a two month coronavirus lockdown, May 10, 2020. (Yonatan SIndel/Flash90)