According to World Bank statistics, it is estimated that by 2100, cities will produce three times garbage as much they are doing today.
When it comes to our homes, we all ensure that we keep it clean and tidy. But when garbage goes out of our homes, do we care to see where it ends up? Nevertheless, there are some places in this world that have managed to keep their streets spic and span, the air free from pollution, and implement an efficient waste management system.
While we all should take a lesson from these cities as to how they have managed to shine in this world, where the quantity of garbage created is increasing day-by-day. Moreover, it is the result of the efforts taken by the government and the citizens that they have achieved a place in the list of clean places in this world.
The following are the cities who literally follow the rule 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness'. This list is in no particular order.
Top Cleanest Cities to Live in the World
Despite the fact that the city is located at the hub of Canada's oil and gas industry, Calgary's initiatives have ensured that they manage to top the charts in terms of cleanliness. Citizens have been guided on waste management, and also heavy fines are levied in case of littering.
Household waste is recycled to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and generate fuel. Their unmatched efforts certainly deserves an applause.
It has well-structured, clean streets, and an excellent public transport system, which helps reduce pollution and traffic. It has its own highly efficient underground waste management system, which has helped keep the city very clean.
It is relatively free from industrialization, and being a tourist attraction, the locals take great efforts to keep it clean. Also, the public transport system is excellent here, thus reducing the need for private vehicles.
Also the largest city in Switzerland, it is a very clean city, thanks to the environment friendly waste management system, and an efficient transportation system too.
The city is also one amongst the top ten healthiest cities in the US. Its light rail system also ensures that air pollution is relatively less.
Cleanliness lessons are imparted since childhood. Also, buying a car attracts a heavy levy of taxes, which ensures that people make more use of the public transport. This in turn helps reduce air pollution.
An interesting fact is that, it also has a 'Cleaning Day' every year, during which citizens can sell their second-hand items to others, which is an initiative taken to reduce waste.