Fresh air for China
It all started as a kind of peculiar joke but was perceived very seriously, and now China is buying up large quantities of fresh air from Canada. How could we go so far? What have we done with this world?
Seven of the ten most polluted cities are in China. Waste of chemical and mining industries pollute the soil. Industrial effluents pollute the water making it unsafe for drinking. But the first thing is the air. China greatly suffers from air pollution. Dense smog and poor visibility is a serious problem for the population. The number of health hazardous particles exceeds the norm 20 times.
The company “Vitality Air” offered, allegedly jokingly, a kind of solution of the problem – cans of fresh air! It is the air of the Rocky Mountains, which stretch from British Columbia (Canada) to New Mexico (USA). Such bottle, which contains 7.7 liters of fresh air, is sold for $ 15. This is 50 times more expensive than the cost of a bottle of mineral water in the country.
The concept was born in 2013 due to the auction. Then, a couple of Canadians sold a bag of air on eBay for US$160. So it was the origin of the idea as the co-founder Moses Lam claimed. Vitality Air was founded in 2014 in Edmonton. When the environmental disaster has reached its peak, the company started selling their production. The company ensures that it is clean mountain air inside. The first shipment amounted 500 bottles of fresh air which were sold in four days. The bottled air is in great demand. And the next batch contained already 4,000 cans most of which have already been ordered. It is to be noted that each bottle is produced manually. This is a very laborious process. Representatives of the company named the only problem – the rapidly growing demand. The high cost doesn’t stop Chinese people, who thus have the opportunity to make a breath of fresh air.
How can we live in such a world? The government refuses to stop the development of the country, in order to stop the pollution. It’s really scary to imagine, what disastrous consequences it will entail.