IREC Initiated and Funded by:
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Raw Materials
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Water
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Energy
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About the Israel Resource Efficiency Center (IREC)

The Israel Resource Efficiency Center (IREC) was established under the initiative and funding of the Industries Administration in the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry, and the ministries of Environmental Protection and Finance.

IREC aims to assist factories become more efficient both in economic and environmental terms, by focusing on more efficient use of raw materials, water and energy; thus increasing the factory's profitability while minimizing its environmental impact.
A win-win situation for both the factory and the environment.

Industrialists discuss the benefits of resource efficiency
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"The project focus on nonproduct output costs, helped us realize how much money was lost in packaging, a fact we previously were not aware of. We initiated an in-depth assessment conducting an Eco-Design workshop for our planning department, in order to incorporate aspects of design for sustainability from the initial stages of packaging design."
Shachar Schoukroun, VP Quality
Amiad Water Systems

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"Our main motivation for joining the project was to comply with environmental regulations. After completion of the project, we understand that while we might not avoid investing in end-of-pipe technology, we may be able to reduce the installed capacity of the planned unit. This will result in lower investment costs, enabling us to dispose financial resources for preventive measures."
Rafi Sarig, COO
Tambour

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"We knew we had problems with losses of paints and films. The project provided us with the necessary technical and methodological support to focus on where exactly in the processes these losses occur." 
Chaim Weiss, Plant Manager
Cargal Flexible Packaging Ltd.

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"We were aware that our plant had substantial potential for financial and environmental improvement. The problem was figuring out where this potential was hiding in the process. The project and methodology helped us discover how to allocate the existing data in a way that that will be most cost effective."
Oren Avrashi, CSR Manager
Tempo Beverages Ltd.

 

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"The project showed us that while our raw material losses were very low in percentages, they still amounted to a lot of money, which is literally lying around the production line floor. We could save costs by introducing the simple measures of raising employee awareness, changing work procedures, training and monitoring."
Ran Shivek, Operations Manager
Kafrit Industries Ltd.

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"We were looking for ways to improve our competitiveness and achieve economic growth, but we felt we didn't have the method to do this. The MFCA tool provided us with a clear path on how and where we should focus our efforts to achieve maximal results."
Ibrahim Bashir, CEO
Rushdi Food Industries Ltd.

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"Being part of an international corporation, we have to continuously upgrade our operational and environmental performances. The project has added significant value to our existing efforts by improving the plant's efficiency with respect to our use of raw materials and energy."
Amir David, Plant Manager
Hanita Metal Works Ltd.

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