Traveling to distant lands and countries is a therapy for our mind and soul. Every country you go, every city you visit, there is something different, something special that we see and learn from them. The more you travel wider our view expands for the world. Some countries are known for their hospitality, some are known for their diverse religion and culturism while there are some countries that are famous in the world for being the cleanest and most hygienic countries in the world. And surprisingly, USA doesn’t stand even in the top 5 names list.
Out of the 180 countries in the world, these 5 countries have bagged the titles of being the world’s cleanest countries based on their Environmental Performance Index (EPI) Report that was gathered in 2019. Let’s know about these countries and how they managed to top the list.
NO 1: SWITZERLAND
In the year 2019, Switzerland topped the list of the world’s cleanest country with an EPI of 87.42. The country is home to thick forests, the beautiful Alps, rich wildlife and clean water. With a population of just 8 million people, the country has a relatively very low crime rate and an ideal climate for its millions of tourists who travel from around the world to experience natural beauty of Switzerland. The country has booming tourism all through the year but still manages to stay clean. In fact, you will not be able to see even a speck of dirt on the roads or a piece of trash lying around in the cities.
NO 2: FRANCE
Second on the list of the world’s cleanest countries is France. The country recorded an EPI of 83.95 and is the third largest country in Europe. France has a population of 62 million people which is quite large compared to its size. However, the population has no effect on the country’s cleanliness index. French people are believed to be very tidy people who take a lot of care of their personal and social hygiene. This is one of the main reasons that the country has received good scores for its air quality, water hygiene and fisheries. Also, almost 79% of the country’s electricity is dependent on nuclear energy and hence has the lowest score of carbon dioxide emission in the world.
NO 3: DENMARK
Ranked next in the list of world’s cleanest countries is Denmark. The country scored an EPI of 81.60, and uses mostly renewable source of energy to keep the pollution down. The small country has a population of 5,754,356 and is not only the cleanest country in the world but also believed to be the world’s second happiest country. The country is also a tourist hub, but that doesn’t affect the country from staying clean all-round the year.
NO 4: MALTA
With an EPI of 80.90, Malta ranks itself in the fourth place in the list of world’s cleanest countries. The country, although small, is a large tourist destination that attracts the attention of travellers from all across the world. Thanks to all the efforts made by the Maltese government who looked after the country’s environment for the past several years. The country has high air quality and is precisely spotless. What amazes us the most is that the country has no rivers or forests to maintain its air quality.
NO 5: SWEDEN
Next in the list is Sweden, at the fifth position with an EPI score of 80.51. The country has been on the top of the list for the past several years. The country is known for its peaceful, clean and well-developed cities. Recycling trash has been one of the basic methods followed by the country to keep itself clean and also reducing the carbon di oxide content from its air. In fact, the country imports trash from other countries to keep its recycling system functioning.