Monday, October 15, 2012

Top 5 World most dirtiest country in the world

1. Vietnam
Garbage in Vietnam seems to be as much a part of daily life as driving a moped, which is why it tops the list of the dirtiest countries in the world. Trash is ubiquitous, wherever you go. It can be piled up in the middle of the street to the point where you’d have to drive around it, or it simply lies scattered around by wind. The Mekong Delta rivers are like sewage canals – full of waste from factories, as well as individuals. I personally observed people throwing bags of trash in the river, and you could see all kinds of waste floating in the water. Perhaps the most shocking thing in Vietnam was that in a restaurant all the refuse gets thrown on the floor, whether it is a discarded napkin, a cigarette butt, or a chicken bone. The prevailing mentality in this country seems to be: someone else will clean it up.

2. Cambodia
It’s proximity to Vietnam is only one of the factors to make Cambodia one of the dirtiest countries in the world. Garbage here also seems to be an ever-present element of the surroundings. It is common to see houses surrounded by scattered garbage (usually plastic), and just driving down one of the main “highways” going through the country is enough to understand why Cambodia would be on this list. Piles of garbage on the sides of the road (with villages right next to them) stretch for hundreds of miles throughout the country. Truly a sad sight.

3. China 
This country has been named the dirtiest country in the world due to a number of factors, and the biggest ones are its water and air pollution. Contaminated water is a huge problem in China, with some 300 million people drinking it on a regular basis. Almost 200 million suffer from various diseases because of this. China’s air pollution as a result of its breakneck economic growth has also caused millions of illnesses and premature deaths of its population. China probably has the worst air pollution in the entire world.

4. India
India is a worthy competitor to China for the dirtiest country in the world, because not only is the air and water pollution a major issue in this country, but the garbage problem may even be worse than Vietnam. The concept of bins seems foreign to most of the population, and the overfilled commuter trains don’t have them at all. This only results in everyone throwing their trash… that’s right – out the windows! Another notorious dirty fact about India is the ‘communal poos’ – it is not uncommon to find a group of people sitting around in a circle or a line and… well, yes, defecating together wherever they like.

5. Mexico
Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, and the capital of North American air pollution, estimates unhealthy ozone emissions nearly 85% of the year. Mexico's geographical location--in the center of a volcanic crater and surrounded by mountains--only serves to lock in the air pollution, causing smog to sit above the city.


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