Our planet is polluted with litter and waste. Thankfully, there are islands of cleanliness and serenity where people are trying to keep things as nice and tidy as possible. Many of the world’s cleanest cities are ones that are not only beautiful and easy to breathe in but also work hard to keep them as clean as possible.
Home to nearly a million people, Calgary generates about three-quarters of its energy using renewable resources including solar power. In addition, the city has its own special program dedicated to recycling and reducing landfill waste. The program is based on many special compost programs that are run by the city to ensure that landfills in the area will be kept as small as possible.
Calgary’s central wastewater purifying plant, located outside the city, is one of the largest such plants in the world and can handle an average of 100 million liters of water every day. Calgary imposes hefty fines for littering, encouraging citizens to keep the roads clean. People can be fined as much as $1,000 Canadian if they litter Calgary’s streets.