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Oman Ranks the Least Polluted Among Arab Countries

Analysis of pollution reports found that Oman ranked last among the highest polluted countries in the Arab world

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24 November 2019

Last updated on 25 November 2019
Oman Ranks the Least Polluted Among Arab Countries

In recent years the Middle East has been experiencing economic growth - Dubai with the highly anticipated World Expo 2020 and Saudi Arabia with its expansion into tourism, leisure, and media. Consequently, the rapid constructions, developments, and projects have led to environmental problems across a number of Arab countries.

According to Numbeo and the World Health Organisation (WHO), Singapore tops the least polluted-country list with a pollution index of 32.06, followed by Japan at 36.78, and Oman in third at 37.80 (Numbeo) and 37.7 (WHO).

In the Middle East, Oman ranks first as the least polluted country, followed by the UAE and Cyprus.

The vast majority of the most polluted places in the world are in India, according to reports from Greenpeace and WHO. Although Oman is one of the most environmentally-safe countries in Asia, as a resident or visitor to the country, steps can be made to further reduce the pollution in the Arab world's favourite winter destination.

Here are some of the best eco-friendly products that will reduce your footprint in Oman.

1. Reduce how much plastic waste you consume with a set of FDA-approved reusable metal straws.

2. Do away with electronic waste with this waterproof Bluetooth speaker, designed with wood and recyclable aluminum.

3. A pack of biodegradable, non-plastic bamboo toothbrushes that will clean out the wasteful plastic on your counter.

4. An adorable tea infuser and filter made from biodegradable wheat straw and recyclable glass.

5. For guilt-free and waste-free snacking, pack your lunch, fruits, etc. in these resealable and recyclable bags made with 100% food-safe and grease-resistant wood pulp.

6. This waxed canvas lunch bag is made of eco-friendly materials, waterproof, durable, and beats bringing plastics and paper bags for lunch.

7. A handy, durable compost bin, perfect for storing food scraps for composting. A highly reviewed bin for its easy lift, razor thin lid, and reduce smells.

We hope you like what we picked - all the items in this article have been personally selected by our editors. But just so you know, we may receive a commission if you buy something. All prices are accurate at the time of publishing.