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ORT Dafna

This school will co-create solutions to reduce the use of disposable tableware.
Societal actors
Civil society, Public authorities, Research center, School
Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Citizenship, Earth or Space sciences, Economics, Geography, History, Language, Literature, Maths, Philosophy, Physical education, Physics, Sociology, Technology
Societal challenges
Single-use plastic, Waste
Age Group

This school addresses the environmental pollution caused by large-scale consumption of disposable tableware – especially plastic or other non-degradable bags and dishes people use when eating outdoors. They have targeted a focus group for this living-lab project: people from “Etgarim” (Hebrew for challenges) – a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment and social integration of people with disabilities through outdoor sports. Members in this organization frequently use disposable tableware in a grove near the school after their activities, and so they make a good target for this project.

The students will work with some members of the organization in order to understand their needs and the reason for using plastic tableware, and to think of ways to reduce it.

The municipality supports this living-lab project and defines this environmental challenge as one of the issues to be dealt by the city. With this support, the school community wishes to make an impact across the city and to reach as many people as possible.


Yair Ben-Horin
National coordinator – ORT Israel