Chandigarh, the elegantly designed city, has been rated the 'Best City to Live In' by Outlook Money-Indicus Analytics study in 2003. This study takes into account 12 parameters (jobs & income, education, health, safety, prices, transport, housing, pollution, finance network, entertainment, consumption, weather), 50 sets of indices & 60 variables and is based on 3,600 direct responses and 9,974 statistical nuggets.


For every tonne of paper recycled :
13 trees are conserved.
31780 litres of water are conserved.
2.5 barrels of oil are conserved. 
4 cubic yards of landfill space is conserved.
Globally, the pulp and paper industry pumps 100,000 tonnes of acid rain producing  sulphur dioxide in to the air each year. 
Making paper from recycled materials results in 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution.


For every tonne of aluminium recycled :
13,300 kwh of electricity is saved.
95% less air pollution is produced.
4 tonnes of chemical product are conserved.
5-8 tonnes of bauxite saved.
Turning old cans in to new cans saves 95% of the energy needed to make cans  from ore. 
One recycled aluminium can saves enough electricity to run a computer or a TV for 3 hour.
Most of the bauxite ore used to make aluminium cans is mined in the tropics including tropical forests. Recycling aluminium helps save tropical forest.