Experts from the UK company BusinessWaste have identified the five cities that are handling waste processing most successfully.
These are Vancouver, Singapore, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Curitiba.
- Vancouver. Deservedly in first place on the list is the biggest population centre in Canada’s British Columbia Province. Over the last ten years, recycling has risen from 40 to 60% and the government plans to reach 80%.
- Singapore. This city-state has chosen to produce a minimum amount of waste: 307 Kg per capita, though the customary figure for Asian countries is up to 380 Kg. Singapore has set the goal of recycling 70% of its waste by 2030. Acts have been passed encouraging businesses to take an active part in rubbish disposal.
- Helsinki. Finland’s capital recycles 58% of all its waste. Over recent years, the government has improved the city’s environmental indicators by introducing a system for reusing building materials and plastics.