Cleanliness is something that you have to create and, then, keep in your life in order to keep you healthy.
The cleaner your neighborhood, the happier you are.
Why? Because you will far from any disease and get closer to something healthy and beautiful.
Below are mentioned the top 10 cleanest cities in the world that absolutely will make you want to stay longer.
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Truro is a relatively small town in the UK but it is a city that cannot be underestimated in terms of cleanliness. Won gold in 2007 and beat 62 other cities in the UK in the British Cleaning Council’s Clean Britain Awards, the city became one of the cleanest cities in the world this year. The city’s attitude to one unsightly practice, fly-posting, was also truly British. The council contacted each of the city’s nightclub owners and politely asked them to stop posting their flyers randomly and use the place where fly-posting was allowed. The result is quite impressive. On Friday and Saturday nights Street Pastors, dispatched from the local Methodist Church, patrol the city streets, calling in cleaning teams to remove broken glass and other rubbish and doling out free flip-flops to revellers who’ve ditched their high heels.
In Philadelphia, trash-compacting public rubbish bins munch their way through five times the amount of garbage contained by normal bins. When the bins are in full capacity, an electronic message is sent to a central computer server that informs the staff the bin is ready to be emptied. It also operates an UnLitter Us public service campaign, in which neighbourhoods apply for Litter Free Zone status by promising to spend a certain amount of time collecting rubbish. The city also has Mural Arts Programme so that there are the prettiest rubbish trucks around. Local artists join forces with students to give the trucks a make-over incorporating anything from bright, abstract images to monster-inspired designs for Halloween. The fact that the city has won several awards from the Keep America Beautiful campaign makes this city is reasonable to be one of the cleanest cities in the world.
Stockholm’s novel approach to waste removal spawned what is known as the Hammarby model. First implemented within the district of Hammarby Sjostad – and similar to the system in Oslo – rubbish is sucked away from residential properties down chutes and through a network of underground pipes. The city’s graffiti hotline also guarantees to remove any daubs reported within 24 hours. In addition, since it has some of the cleanest urban air in the world due in part to a Clean Vehicles programme that has city centre buses, Stockholm is the first city to be named a Green City by the EU.
Although Calgary is at the centre of Canada’s petroleum industry, but it was ranked as top eco-city in Mercer’s respected Quality of Living survey in 2010 based on the consideration of factors such as waste removal, water quality and air pollution. The fines for littering in Calgary are some of the heftiest in the world – C$750 (£470) for throwing rubbish from cars and $1,000 for dropping cigarette butts.
Dublin has won many awards for its urban cleanliness policies over the years, including Best Kept Large Urban Centre, courtesy of the government-run Tidy Towns scheme (basically Ireland’s equivalent of Keep Britain Tidy). To keep the city clean, the council employs official Anti-Litter Wardens who can impose fines and oversee the prosecution of offenders. There’s even a dedicated gum litter taskforce and a Twitter Litter campaign. The twitter was launched in order to make Dublin residents can post pictures of rubbish they spot online, which is then removed by the council.
Even though Singapore is the most densely populated country in the world after Monaco, it can prove that it can also be one of the cleanest. It is due to stringent policies regarding littering, graffiti and spitting. In Singapore, leave a public toilet unflushed or drop litter in the city-state is illegal. People risk being made to pick up rubbish while wearing a tabard with the words “I’m a litterer” if they ignore the latter law. Singapore even has a song to accompany its Clean and Green environmental programme, entitled Let’s Make Our World the Most Beautiful Home.
In keeping the city clean, Ottawa make a program called Cleaning the Capital in Ottawa which involves thousands of residents joining an annual cleanup of litter and graffiti. Then, the participants submit reports describing their efforts and compete to win prizes. In addition, each year on Canada Day, despite the fact that celebrations continue well into the night, a crack team of thousands of street cleaners descends on the city in the early hours, returning the streets to their pristine state by the time the sun comes up. At the city’s last annual Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest, 99% of all drinks containers purchased at the event were disposed of and recycled due to the use of Cupsuckers – tubes attached to the sides of bins into which used containers can be stacked for recycling.
Oslo has a high technology where the homes of many residents are connected to a system of underground pneumatic pipes that simply suck away domestic rubbish. Oslo has also considered to nonexistent the landfill sites, instead turning the energy generated from incinerating city-centre rubbish into electricity and heating for locals. The city even has Rusken, its clean superhero. With a spiky-haired, cartoon-like chap, he drives around Oslo in an easily identifiable, bright yellow electric car to remind people not to litter.
The hygienic credentials of Minneapolis are largely attributable to its Downtown Improvement District – an area encompassing 120 blocks overseen by “clean ambassadors” who are on hand to deal with everything from blocked storm drains to wonky street signs. Last year, these neat freaks removed an impressive 350 tonnes of rubbish and erased 5,753 items of graffiti. This city is also the only city in America to accept electronic waste at no extra charge.
Keeping the city clean is very important in Edinburgh. In the past few years the number of volunteers helping to keep the Scottish capital litter-free has increased dramatically – from 1,200 people taking part in organised litter picks in 2007 to 5,000 at the latest count. Their efforts, then, made this city get the Keep Scotland Beautiful awards, which takes into account such things as the absence of litter, graffiti and dog poop, last year. So, for you who want to enjoy your life with cleanliness, take this cleanest city in the world to your consideration.