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And The Worlds Cleanest Country Is...  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

FINLAND!



Experts at the Universities in Yale and Columbia, have combined 21 different environmental indications in 146 countries, and from these results made a list over which countries are the cleanest.

Among the things they have looked at are water and air pollution in the different countries.

Finland has been announced the winner of this test, mainly due to the environmental politics the country has, and also because of the low density in the population, say the researchers.

The Top 5 list is:

1. Finland
2. Norway
3. Uruguay
4. Sweden
5. Iceland

At the bottom of the list are countries like Tawian, Turkmenistan, Iraq, and Uzbekistan.

The group of researchers claim they are not looking to make the worlds leaders look bad as a result of this test, but they know it will affect them one way or another.

Britain and Tony Blair will not be happy with their position in 66th place on the list. USA are in 45th place.

The researchers are encouraging Britain and the US to compare their results with countries that are natural to compare with. They claim Britain could learn a lot from countries like Japan and Germany, which are both heavily populated and industrialized countries, but which despite this are high up on the list.

The complete list for anyone interested: http://www.yale.edu/esi/ESI2005_Main_Report.pdf

Thom@s


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4128 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

I'm not too surpised by the U.S. ranking. There are some areas which look exceptionally clean, but then you take a trip into LA on a hot day or New Jersey on any day  Smile-D) and you can see how the US gets this ranking.

I was surprised though that India got 101, higher than China.



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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7334 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Well I guess the Aussies beat us again....13 Australia, 14 NZ....Oh well not too bad then.

User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Well I guess the Aussies beat us again....13 Australia, 14 NZ....Oh well not too bad then.

I'm surprised your not used to the Aussies kicking our ass in everything. It's not like we don't expect it.

There's only one clean bit in New Zealand and that is 1/2 the south island. And Australia?


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

I thought it was Singapore...


User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

I thought it was Singapore...

What does Singapore so with all it's rubbish? I have heard that Singapore pays Malaysia to take it away, but I don't know if it is true.


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Id say Singapore, the cleanest place ive ever been to!!

Glenn



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

What about New Zealand.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2373 times:

France - 36 !

Clearly they didn't take into account AF's planes !  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1639 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2358 times:

Canada is 6th. That's cool... obviously they didn't really look deeply into the cleanliness of cities where most of us live and work but hey I'll take it  Smile

User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 2334 times:

What does Singapore so with all it's rubbish? I have heard that Singapore pays Malaysia to take it away, but I don't know if it is true.

Actually, they dump their trash (of which cant be burnt in their incinerators) on their 'islands'. It is interesting to note Singapore consists of a group of islands, most of which really small, but they dump their junk on one or two of them, i.e trash island.



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User currently offlineKeno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 2321 times:

Singapore might have super clean streets because of their infamous $500 fine for littering, but this ranking also takes into consideration of air pollution & other environmental issues. Too many cars in a densely populated island, southeast Asia's largest petroleum refinery centre & one of world's busiest airports can't possibly have the cleanest air to breath in!

User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1818 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

I would vote for Switzerland.

Very very clean indeed!



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User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

My garage put the US at a distinct disadvantage.


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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

To generalize, my experience is that the more you go on the North, the cleaner it is.
Sometimes I miss Scandinavia for that. My area is clean (Strasbourg is not really French  Big grin ), but when I go in shoutern France, I'm always disgusted by the local manners to drop everything in the streets. In Paris, as well as some parts of Strasbourg, the hell is the number of dog shits ! One day I will start to eliminate these walking shit factories.  Smile


User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

>>>One day I will start to eliminate these walking shit factories.<<<

That's no way to talk about me.



You're only as good as your last departure.
User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

The country I live is ranked 45-USA
The country my ancesters come fromis ranked 19-Croatia


CB777


User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 2051 times:

Go Scandinavia! This is why I wouldn't mind moving to Iceland when I'm older.

Jake


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3638 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 2036 times:

I always thought Germany was very clean. I never saw litter or anything like that you would normally see in large cities.

USA is in the upper middle or lower upper I suppose. Most cities are pretty clean and well kept, but out in the country you can find the run down, dirty neighborhoods.


User currently offlineScanorama From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Japan and Singapore are the cleanest countries I've been to. I thought UK and USA weren't that bad, on the top 20 of the list.

Part of Australia are very clean, but parts of Sydney are terrible, rubbish everywhere on the ground and noone seems to clean it.

That's one thing why I like Scandinavia, in particular Sweden. I don't mind the freezing cold in winter, I like snow and cold anyway.


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