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There is no denying that every citizen wants to live their life in a clean and green environment. We can see many cities its government and people very much devoted towards making their city the cleanest in the world.  The listed cities have encouraged others to make efforts to make a change for a happy life.

Scroll down to find the Top 20 Cleanest Cities in the World.

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20. Freiberg, Germany

Freiberg is very beautiful and sunniest city with parks, fresh air, and sparkling streets. It is one of the main tourist attractions as it has large mountain range.

Freiberg is a small city in Germany which is one of the sunniest cities of the country. It is located in the heart of the wine growing area of Baden-Wurttemberg.  The Black Forest best for green heaven is very close to this place.

It has around 220,000 populations which are very beautiful with parks, fresh air, sparkling streets, and everything that is in the favor of environmental conservation. It is one of the main tourist attractions as it has large mountain range.

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19. Toronto, Canada

Toronto has the habitat of over 2.6 million people but has conserved the environment very well. The public transports in the city are very convenient and make contribution to the clean environment.

Toronto also falls under the top twenty cleanest cities on earth. It is considered to be few large cities to be tidy and unpolluted.  This city is surely an example that even a large city can be clean, the most amazing thing is it is a habitat of over 2.6 million people.

The greenhouse emissions of Toronto are said to be in very low rate as people living here use public transport and green construction technology. Those public transports are very convenient and make a contribution to the clean environment.

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18. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam has less pollution because people here mostly use rental bikes. There is plenty of green space around the city area which generates fresh air.

The main reason why Amsterdam is very clean and unpolluted is that people here mostly use rental bikes. This city has over 600,000 rentable bikes and is considered as a cyclist’s heaven.

There is plenty of green space around the city area which generates fresh air. Amsterdam in the year 2012 was ranked to be the second best city to live by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Other than that Mercer also placed it on number 12 on quality of living for infrastructure and environment.

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17. Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane with a huge number of population is absolutely flawless with no absolute dirt. There is number of beautiful places in Brisbane.

Almost all of the Australian cities are unexpectedly clean and Brisbane populated with over 2.3 million people is absolutely flawless. It is very surprising that city with such a huge population has absolutely no dirt.

We can find a number of beautiful places in Brisbane including botanic gardens, green recreation, and great parks. The city is fresh and clean with an untainted place to live in.

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16. Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland is nicknamed as the “City of Roses” where food production is very organic and local. The city also has a large community of bicyclists and high walkability.

Portland is said to be one of the environmental cities of the world. It is also nicknamed as the “City of Roses” considering its beautiful and lovely environment. Even the food production of this place is very sustainable, highly organic, and locally produced.

 Its way of producing food is also the main reason why this city is less polluted and one of the cleanest cities in the world. The city also has a large community of bicyclists and high walkability which has largely contributed to its cleanliness.

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15. Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm received an award of “Cleanest Capital in Europe” in the year 2010. There is the management of public green areas, waste management, air quality, local transportation and many others.

This Capital city of Sweden is one of the most amazing and beautiful places to live with no pollution. In the year 2010, it received an award of “Cleanest Capital in Europe” provided by the European Union. Other than that it is also named as the first green capital of Europe.

No matter what Stockholm has taken into consideration about everything that counts in the saving of natural environment. It includes public green areas, waste management, climate change, air quality, local transportation, noise pollution, and many others.

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14. Nottingham, UK

Nottingham has produced a number of projects related to combat the problem of litter and graffiti. The city has won the award of “Britain’s Cleanest City” in the year 2014.

Nottingham is considered to be the cleanest city in England. It is one of the least polluted places to live with no litters at all. The city has also produced a number of projects related to combat the problem of litter and graffiti problem.

The city has won the award of “Britain’s Cleanest City” in the year 2014. The city authority itself takes lots of initiatives to make the city more bright and clean.

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13. Kobe, Japan

Kobe city has executed the most effective waste disposal systems in the world. The people living in the city are very much conscious about the environment.

Kobe is one of the largest cities in Japan which is very much populated as well. Even with the large habitats of 1.5 million, it is hard to find any litters in public. The city has executed the most effective waste disposal systems in the world.

Even the people living in the city are very much conscious about the environment and contribute to the cleanliness of the area. Kobe is one of the clean cities of Japan with a large area of green lands.

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12. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City is known as the “Green Heart of Europe” due to its massive green area. Many castle grounds of the city have converted to large green spaces.

Luxembourg City got its nickname as the “Green Heart of Europe” due to its massive green conserved land. This city is also known for its ancient castles and evergreen forests which has become a massive tourist attraction.

Many castle grounds of the city have converted to large green spaces so that the tourists can get the pleasure of greenery. The other main motive of the change was to reduce pollution from the city.

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11. Calgary, Canada

Calgary with five basic principles of cleanliness has listed itself as the cleanest city in the world. With the help of these codes, it has helped the city to reduce pollution.

With the five basic principles of cleanliness in Calgary, it has always come under the list of beautiful and cleanest cities of the world. Those five principles include Water Drinkability and Availability, Traffic Congestion, Sewage System Quality, Waste Removal and Recycling, and Air pollution.

With the help of these codes, it has helped the city to reduce pollution and improve the quality of living in large amount. Within few years of time, the city listed its name in the cleanest city in the world.

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10. Singapore

Singapore with its strict rules and regulations has banned on chewing gums to make the city clean. Many tree-planting campaigns have also been launched to make the city spotless.

The world’s only island city-state, Singapore, with its strict rules and regulations based on environmental upgrade has made it very renowned. This city has banned on chewing gums so that it may improve the cleanliness.

There are almost 10% of land in Singapore has allocated for parks and nature reserve. Many tree-planting campaigns have also been launched to make the city clean and improve the living condition of the people.

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9. Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba started the system of recycling the waste and became one of the cleanest cities in the world. This city also already recycled more than 70% of city’s trash.

You might be very surprised seeing this name in the list of cleanest cities of the world as Brazil’s cities are not very clean. However, after Curitiba started the system of recycling the waste this place became one of the cleanest cities in the whole world.

The sorted waste in Curitiba is exchanged for coupons that are used for food or public transport. This city also already recycled more than 70% of city’s trash. It is said that the recycling is close to saving around 1,200 trees per day.

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8. Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva Environment Network has worked to protect the environment for sustainable development. This city is best known as the safest, expensive, and liveliest cities in Europe.

Every city of Switzerland is very clean and it would be a matter of shock if Geneva is not listed on this list. This city is best known for being safest, expensive, and liveliest cities in Europe. There have been many efforts made by the authorities and people to make their city clean and bright.

The Geneva Environment Network which is a network of global organizations had been long working for the protection of the environment for sustainable development.

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7. Vienna, Austria

Vienna has made a huge investment in the waste disposal system over the past decades. Most the waste that is collected from the city is recycled.

Vienna is the home to 1.8 million people, however, this city is has maintained it environment very cleanly. This city has made a huge investment in the waste disposal system over the past decades which have contributed to making it one of the cleanest cities in the world.

Most the waste that is collected from the city is recycled. Other than that, the local people living in the city are also very much concerned about the environment. They have been helped the authorities in their work of making their city beautiful and clean.

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6. Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik government and people are very much conscious about the environment. It is recognized for working on recycling, green spaces, sustainability, and use of public transport.

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is one of the cities which is listed in the list of the cleanest cities in the world. It has been recognized highly on working on recycling, green spaces, sustainability, and use of public transport.

The people here are very conscious about the environment. The fun fact is there was no urban city development until the 19th century but within no time the government being sensible about the environment.

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5. Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki is committed to saving the environment and preventing littering to develop a clean city. There is a systematic scheme of complex and energy efficient system of heating.

Helsinki like other Nordic cities is very much clean with maintaining environment. Being very much committed to saving the environment and preventing littering the residents has made a huge contribution to developing a clean city.

The government has also formulated a complex and energy efficient system of heating, it has assisted in cutting down on electricity consumption. Every corner of the city is properly managed to keep the streets and tidy.  

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4. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Honolulu is clean and beautiful even though it is a very crowded tourist destination today. This place is near the mainland of the Point Arena Lighthouse.

Honolulu is near to the mainland of the Point Arena Lighthouse where almost 340,000 people reside. The main reason why this city has a high level of cleanliness is that it is in an extreme isolation area.

This place is also the greenest place to spend your holiday. The city in current date has become one of the main tourist destinations so despite many tourists leaving a heavy amount of trash the government has made good effort to make the city clean.

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3. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen was named as the top green city for the second time by Global Green Economy Index. Even the water surrounding the harbor is so much unpolluted that anyone can enjoy swimming.

Copenhagen is regarded as one of the most environmentally friendly cities of the world. In 2014 the Global Green Economy Index ranked Copenhagen as the top green city for the second time. This capital city is very colorful and provides pleasure with its green beauty.

The government has made a huge investment in reducing water and air pollution and maintaining water quality. Even the water surrounding the harbor is so much unpolluted that anyone can enjoy swimming. It is because the city has spent money in sewage treatment to improve water quality.

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2. Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicago with over 2.7 million people residing in the city it is very clean and the very place is hygienic. We can find over 2 million square feet of rooftop gardens in Chicago.

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States but amazingly beautiful with no pollution. There are over 2.7 million people residing in the city it is very clean and the very place is hygienic. This city is known as an eco-friendly city.

The city adopted an innovative approach in order to reduce pollution and littering which helped a lot. We can find over 2 million square feet of rooftop gardens in Chicago. The public transport is very well-engineered that has contributed to the good cause.

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1. Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is the cleanest city which has set a target to reduce the carbon emission by 80% by 2050. The “Green Network” policy does not allow people to take their cars to move around the city area.

Hamburg is the second biggest city in Germany which has been appreciated as a city to make many environmental efforts. It is the cleanest city in the entire world which has set a target to reduce the carbon emission by 80% by 2050.

The authorized government bodies encourage the citizens to use public transport through which the funds are channeled to develop clean technology. This policy is known as “Green Network” where no public are allowed to take their cars to move around the city area.

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