Are Tel Aviv’s beaches green enough for blue flag status?

24.05.2011                      20.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 35 des Omer


Are Tel Aviv's beaches green enough for blue flag status?

Many of city's beaches may soon join 3,500 others worldwide with the international quality rating

After its beaches have already entered the ranks of the world's best rated beaches, Tel Aviv now wants to go one step further and follow Spain, Greece and Turkey by placing a blue flag on its beaches. "The Blue Flag" awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education, an environmental non-profit organization advocating sustainable development operating in dozens of countries, has in recent years become the standard for beach quality.
Last week, the Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality intensified its efforts to achieve the rating and brought in from Denmark Finn Bolding Thomsen, the organization's executive director, who surveyed the city's beaches. From there Thomsen traveled to neighboring Jordan, where he granted the coveted Blue Flag to three Aqaba beaches….