Which do you think the cleanest countries in the world are? Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it giving you the answer. Air and water pollution are important factors 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.
It comes as a no surprise that the poorest performing countries (hence dirtiest countries in the world) if you classify it according to the Environmental Performance Index are located in Asia and Africa. The cleanest country in Asia is Japan, which ranks as 39th according to EPI while the cleanest country in Africa is Tunisia, ranked as the 53rd country on the list. As for the title of the “cleanest country in the world 2016” (since those are the latest available data) and to which country it goes you will have to wait a little bit more.
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 15th 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 France. France has been actively engaged in improving its air quality and the EPI score of 88.2 shows that these improvements are giving positive results since it is among the top 20 cleanest countries in the world. At last, but not least there is Spain. Spain has worked very hard to improve its environmental conditions. Spain uses recycled water for irrigation and street cleaning. Renewable energy consumption is very high what pushed Spain in the top 10 cleanest countries in the world.