The Most Ecological Countries in the World
Have you ever wondered what other countries are doing to make their lives as environmentally friendly as possible? We bring you a list of some of the “greenest” countries in the world, including their gadgets.
Perhaps it is no surprise to you that Denmark belongs to one of the countries on this list. A large part of the entire territory of Denmark is covered by wind power plants, the energy used for work in households and almost 44% of the produced energy comes from wind sources. The capital of Denmark – Copenhagen is even the city with the largest number of bicycles in the world, thanks to which the Danes have cleaner air, a less noisy environment and a reduced carbon footprint. Waste sorting is a matter of course in this country, cans and bottles have also been backed up for many years. Near the capital, in the village of Brøndby, ecological garden towns have been created, where people live in symbiosis with their neighbours and grow vegetables, fruits and flowers for each other.
We can also include France as another sustainable country. It was France that was the first country to ban throwing away unsold food and decided to donate it to the homeless and charity organizations. In 2018, up to 60% of vineyards adopted a certified environmental approach, which helps to eliminate the use of pesticides, thereby also helping to protect the soil and fight against global warming.
Iceland also has its place of honour on this list. Interestingly, Icelanders use geothermal energy to heat sidewalks and roads, so they don’t have to shovel their local roads in winter. Iceland is one of the countries that derives all the energy it consumes from renewable sources. In Iceland, it is also forbidden to camp outside designated areas and drive off-road outside marked roads.
Costa Rica can also be classified as an ecologically green country. The main advantage of Costa Rica is the heavy rains, thanks to which water energy covers up to 80% of the electricity production. In 2015, Costa Rica was able to live up to 285 days without the need for other energy.
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Sarah Gáliková is a Slovak girl with a passion for writing interesting articles and photography. She studied Economics and business, however her true affection is English language. Sarah’s free time mostly consists of nature, great books and a camera.