Phoenicia Glass Works Ltd, specializing in the production of a wide range of glass containers for domestic and foreign beverage and food industries, is one of Israel’s oldest companies. It began operating in 1934 in Haifa (Northern Israel). In 1968 it moved its production plant to Yerucham, in Israel’s Negev Desert region. Today, its plant in Yerucham employs 220 area residents and is a major source of income for Yerucham, Dimona and other area towns.
Phoenicia’s environmental protection policy includes recycling all glass bottles collected in Israel by the Drink Containers Collection Corporation, Ltd and municipal glass collection stations throughout the country. Phoenicia has reached the stage where the majority of the glass containers it manufactures are made from cullet (recycled glass fragments) as their primary raw material.
But Phoenicia’s commitment to protecting the environment doesn’t end there. The company is currently completing construction of a sophisticated system which uses wet electrostatic and filter technologies which will treat air pollution emissions and process sewage thereby making itself a leader in environmental protection in the Southern region of Israel.
This short video created by Phoenicia Glass Works, Ltd provides more information about the company.
All photographs for this blog post are by Isa David-Ben-Rafael and are owned by IsraeLightly.