A new report out of Israel shows that country's citizens do a pretty good job at recycling their plastics bottles — especially when compared with other commodities.
The new statistics from the Central Bureau of Statistics, and reported in The Jerusalem Post, shows that 67 percent of Israelis recycle plastic bottles, the newspaper reports.
The bureau gathered the recycling statistics through its 2014 Social Survey, which the newspaper said examines living conditions of the population aged 20 and older. Recycling in total, hit 900,000 tons in 2014. That's about 18 percent of the total amount of trash collected.
The highest plastic bottle recycling rates were recorded in Netanya (84 percent), Ashdod (83 percent) and Tel Aviv (82 percent). The recycling rate in Jerusalem was 48 percent, according to the survey, the newspaper reported.
The newspaper also reported plastic bottle recycling outpaced the 52-percent recycling rate for paper and cardboard.
The full study, in Hebrew, can be found here.