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Somthing2knowRecord Breakers Of the Week: The World’s Five Cleanest Cities

Do you ever care about your environment or the surroundings of your home? If you have not, just begin now to show some element of concern to your environment or at least your immediate surrounding because, “cleanliness is next to Godliness.” Now how will you feel when you enter into a city and you are made to understand that the place that you are in is noted as one of the cleanest?  It really takes a lot of hard work to   keep a place clean and it really boils down to the attitude of the people.

The government on its part may want to maintain a cleaner environment but this may not really be possible owing to the attitude of her citizens. Now to have be a clean city, the government in particular has to solve the problems that can lead to unsanitary living conditions, and, ultimately, poor health. This means that waste management needs to be well organised and the city needs to have a good waste system put in place by the government. Can this be said of any of our states? In addition to this, the transportation system   has to be of top class so as to have an impact on of air quality and cleanliness of the environment. In our own case, our transport system, waste management, health system should be a thing of concern to our government. However, there appears to be some cities in the world that have gotten this right. This has not been only the efforts of the government alone but the collective efforts of both the government and the citizens. From this stand point, according to Clearwaters.com, here is a list of five of the world’s cleanest cities:

1. Calgary: Calgary in Canada is the world’s cleanest city, and with a population of more than a million, that’s quite something. It’s difficult for the government to maintain its cleanliness, but they do it by focusing on five main things: water cleanliness and availability, sewage systems, traffic congestion, waste removal and recycling and air pollution.

2 .Zurich: Zurich in Switzerland attracts thousands of tourists every year, especially those who enjoy the winter snow. The city has an effective waste management system and their recycling is also focused on how to reuse products in energy consumption efficiently.

3. Luxembourg: Luxembourg is a small country that puts special emphasis on keeping its city and capital clean. The capital is picturesque and residents seem to understand their duty is to keep their city and country as clean as possible for all to enjoy.

4. Adelaide: Adelaide in South Australia has an extraordinary waste recycling system which enables them to recycle approximately 85% of the waste generated by the city. That’s why it’s ranked so highly on cleanliness.

5. Singapore: Singapore is Asia’s cleanest city because it follows strict cleanliness guidelines. Spitting in public places would be considered an offense and you could be charged for it by the government. For maintaining this feat, these five cities are somthing2know record breakers for this week.

Nathaniel Udoh

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