The most appealing feature I consider whenever I travel is the level of cleanliness a certain destination is known for. It is the dream of almost every person on this world to live in one of the cleanest cities of the world. Dusty, dirty, highly polluted cities are the main environmental factors I try to avoid when traveling since I live & own a cleaning business in NYC. The cleaner your cities are the healthier and happier you and your family will be. Here is the list of the 7 cleanest cities on Earth.
**note** there is no particular order of importance with this list.
1. Ifrane, Morocco
Having no industries, the air quality is optimal. It is considered one of the cleanest cities in the world. Ifrane is a stay that you won’t forget. It is reminiscent of certain Swiss villages!
2. Oslo, Norway
Oslo is the most populous city of the Norway and is praised for its consistent struggle in reducing the pollution. From last several years Oslo also known as one of the most expensive cities in the world. It is one of the cleanest places located in the North European continent. In 2007, it was ranked by Reader’s Digest as the second most greenest and liveable city of the world. It contains many museums, a large number of sea sites and parks which are a source of great tourist’s attraction.
3. Kobe, Japan
Surrounded by the majestic Rokko mountain range, Kobe has been an important port city in Japan for centuries. It was one of the first cities in the country open to foreign trade in the 19th century. Kobe is the city which uses latest solid waste management technique while the transportation system is shifted on green fuel as well. This city is situated 30 km away from Osaka.
4. Minneapolis, USA
Minneapolis is the largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota, it is located on the side of the Mississippi River and is amply rich in water, and the only American city on this list. It is a populated city of the USA with more than 3.3 million people living there but still they maintain the cleanliness of the city. It is a great tourist attraction with attractive trade and transportation facilities. It is blessed with full extent of precipitation and accompanying weather events.
5. Bern, Switzerland
As the capital of Switzerland, Bern is a thriving city that is full of life. It is a cultural hub for the country and is famed for its tourist sights and shopping venues. Its economy is largely comprised of high tech and financial services. The small size of the city and the focus on agriculture and services rather than manufacturing helps keep this city high on the list of cleanest cities in the world.
6. Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm is a name that is recognized the world over and it is also famous as the political and economic capital of Sweden. Stockholm specializes in an array of service industries, and there is almost no heavy industry in the city, which helps keep it clean and pollution free.
7. Curitiba, Brazil
Curitiba, Southern Brazil, is considered one of the cleanest cities of the country because of two main reasons:
1. The garbage policy:
Citizens separate their trash into two categories, organic and non-organic, which is collected by two sets of trucks so that there is no mixing. Poor families in squatter settlements, unreachable by trucks, bring their trash bags to a neighbourhood centre where they can exchange the trash for bus tickets or food.
Core to the city’s unique transport system is the bus service: 1 100 buses make 12 500 trips a day serving 1,3 million passengers. The buses are express buses that operate on dedicated busways; rapid buses that operate on the busways and other city streets; bi-articulated buses also for rapid transport but using high-capacity lanes; inter-district buses and feeder buses.