Which are the cleanest countries in the world? Keep reading Insider Monkey’s latest article and you will get to know the answers. Air pollution is another factor that influences how clean is certain country. Quality of air in one country is affected by a couple of factors such as population density, laws and regulations on air pollution as well as areas covered by forests. Naturally or unfortunately we can speak about not only air pollution, but water pollution, noise pollution, just to name a few.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the cleanest countries in the world from their list.
The first one is Croatia. With an EPI score of 86.96, Croatia takes the last place on the list of cleanest countries in the world. By recognizing the importance of tourism, Croatia is trying to keep their beaches neat and clean. European Commission and European Environment Agency collected samples from more than 20,000 coastal locations, and results showed that in Croatia, 94.2% of analyzed areas received the highest mark. That’s why Croatia is the perfect place for a vacation. The second country is Australia. An interesting fact about Australia, at least when it comes to the cleanliness, is that its 15 cities are among the cleanest cities in the world (according to the WHO list). Two biggest cities in Australia also have the lowest levels of pollution. This is very interesting since it is expected that the bigger the city, the higher level of pollution will be. When it comes to drinking water, in case of Sydney, most of its drinking water (80%) comes from Lake Burragorang at Warragamba. At last, but not least we are mentioning the United Kingdom. While researching about air pollution in the United Kingdom, we found out that the cleanest air in U.K. is in coastal areas because there, air changes more frequently. Pollutant levels are dependent on topography, which is why cities are the most polluted areas. Tap water in the U.K. is safe for drinking and meets some of the highest standards in the world.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 16 cleanest countries in the world.