10 – Oslo, Norway
Oslo, the capital of Norway and the heart of Europe is the 10th cleanest city in the world. The city of Oslo is also one of the costliest cities in the world and has been in a constant struggle against increasing pollution. Apart from being the cleanest city and having the high cost of living it comes under one of those places that everyone wants to live in. The city has strict government rules against waste management and pollution activities.
9 – Stockholm, Sweden
Being the capital city of Sweden, Stockholm has an extensive public transportation system which does not only reduce fuels consumption and pollution but also help to manage traffic efficiently. Also, the city has a very less number of heavy industries which is a good sign for pollution free and clean environment. The main reason behind the Stockholm being clean and green is the most innovative waste management system of Stockholm, according to which the waste is collected from the homes by an underground network of waste disposal. According to research, in Sweden 99% of waste is recycled, the rest 1% is used for landfills.
8 – VIENNA, Austria
Vienna, the Austrian capital, is known to be the best place to live in the world. The City is not at all small and has a population of approximately 1.8 million but what helps the city to be neat and clean is its sustainable waste management system and also the partial contribution by the city’s public transportation system. Vienna is not only able to efficiently manage the waste but also capable of generating energy from this waste. Vienna, the city of dreams and the greatest inspiration for art and music is also set an excellent example of how can you able to keep your city clean.
7 – Kobe, Japan
Japan is known for its technological advancement throughout the world but very fewer people know that they are also known for the safeguarding and protecting the environment too. Kobe in Japan has consistently been in the top cleanest countries in the world. The city has been making developments and improvements in to become eco-friendly and a cleaner and greener place to live in. The residents of the city make efforts to keep the city clean along with a very proficient waste disposal management system.
6 – Freiburg, Germany
Famously known as “Flower City”, Freiburg is a German city. The city is renowned for its evergreen trees and hills across the globe and is one of the greenest cities in the world. The city has a number of grass gardens, and parks and popular for its eco-friendliness. The city has a high standard of living and also a considerable prominent tourist attraction in Germany. Both the government and people make efforts toward keeping the city clean and green.
5 – Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Singapore, Asia’s busiest city, is also the cleanest city of the Asian continent. The city is known for its safety and beauty. The lion structure of the city is an icon of Singapore and depicts its rich heritage and pride. The city has tremendous opportunities and has a high standard of living. Singapore follows strict cleanliness norms and is thus, come in the series of the cleanest cities in the world. Even spitting in public places in Singapore is considered as offense and government will charge you for it.
4 – Adelaide, Australia
Situated in the South Australia, between the Gulf St Vincent and the lofty mountain range, the city of Adelaide is a place where cleanliness rules. The mountain ranges add to the beauty and charm of the city. The city has an extraordinary waste recycling method which recycles 85% of the city’s waste and is the major factor behind the cleanliness of the city. Also, the city is known to be the most livable city in Australia and has a highly developed educational system.
3 – Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Being a small country in Western Europe, Luxembourg has come too far in keeping its cities and capital clean. Luxembourg shares its borders with three European counties of Germany, France, and Belgium. The city is among the least polluted counties in the world and has picturesque scenes filled with lush green trees to admire at. Luxembourg is also known for its numerous castles and forests and was represented as the “Green Heart in Europe”. In Luxembourg, the annual vehicle tax is calculated on the basis of CO2 emissions. Valorlux is the main organization in Luxembourg for waste management. Besides all these facts, residents also understand their duty to keep their city and country clean.
2 – Zurich, Switzerland
The city of Zurich is the astonishingly beautiful and cleanest city of Switzerland. The city attracts a lot of tourists every year as it has numerous attractions for tourists. The city is perfect for its picturesque snowy views for all those who love winters and snow. Not only the scenery of the city is impressive but also the environment management policies. The city has innovative waste management schemes and is developing fast on the renewable sources of energy. Swiss recycling is not only limited to recycling of the waste but also creates awareness on how to use the recycled product in energy consumption efficiently.
1 – Calgary, Canada
Calgary tagged as world cleanest city located in Alberta, Canada. It is securing its 5th position from last 7 years for the best livable city in the world. With a population of more than 1 million, it is always difficult for the government as well as a citizen to keep their city clean. To keep the city environment neat and clean the city always focus on 5 major things which is also critical for saving the environment. Those 5 points include – Sewage System Quality, Water Drink-ability and Availability, Waste Removal and Recycling, Traffic Congestion, and Air Pollution. The government also restricts about the environmental rules, even if you have dropped cigarette butt in the public place, you are supposed to pay a huge penalty varying from $500 up to $1,000.