TAMIR., a not-for-profit organization, was established in 2011 by the major Israeli manufacturers and importers for the purpose of becoming a Recognized Packaging Recovery Organization under the Israeli Packaging Law, enabling manufacturers and importers of pre-packed products and service packages to fulfill their legal obligations under the Packaging Law.

TAMIR was granted with the authorization to operate as a Packaging Recovery Organization, on December 1, 2011, and started its operation on January 1, 2012.

Currently TAMIR is the only Packaging Recovery Organization operates in Israel.

System Description

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In order to fulfill its obligations, which include funding the separation and collection of packaging waste, as well as compliance with recycling targets set forth by the Packaging Law, the manufacturers and importers are required to contract with TAMIR to pay handling fees determined by the weight ‘ the material and the type of packages (Household or Industrial) they place in the market.

TAMIR is in the process to sign various agreements with the entire Israeli local authorities in order to fund all its activities related to the separation, collection, and removal of packaging waste.

The arrangements for the separation and collection of packaging waste, as implemented by the local authorities and financed by TAMIR, provide a solution to packaging waste formed in private homes by the consumers and enable the establishment of a broader infrastructure for the collection of household packaging waste on a national level.

Communication activities

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As being a very “young” organization TAMIR is investing in communicating the obligations set forth in the law towards manufacturers and importers of packaged products in order to increase the number of obliged companies participating in the implementation of the articles stipulated in the law.

In addition, TAMIR is cooperating with local authorities in communicating the different selective collection systems to the consumers, mainly, the correct disposal of waste to the orange bins and to the new glass bins, encouraging them to separate packaging from waste and to use the correct system.


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The Packaging Law has set general and specific recycling targets (by types of materials), which gradually increase over the years, until reaching their maximum levels in 2015.

The recycling targets set by the packaging law are as follows:

Year General Glass, Paper &
Metal Plastic Wood
2011 30% 30% 15% 15% 15%
2012 40% 40% 30% 22.5% 15%
2013 50% 50% 40% 22.5% 15%
2014 55% 55% 40% 22.5% 15%
2015 onwards 60% 60%<


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TAMIR – Packaging Recovery Organization of Israel Ltd (cc).

Shenkar 18 st.
Herzliya. P.O.B 2078.

Phone: 972-9-8800046
Fax: 972-9-8866053
E-mail: info@tmir.org.il
Web: https://www.tmir.org.il