It has just been announced that the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached threshold limits. By exceeding 400 parts per million (PPM), we have caused permanent damage to planet Earth and are now at risk of endangering inhabitants and all ecosystems. Global warming is a real problem that we will be dealing with for many years to come. Air pollution is the main cause of this problem and the consequence is that we now are all breathing polluted air.
Ait pollution can cause a number of health issues including respiratory problems, which can lead to fatigue and tiredness. Poor quality of air can also lead to a weakened immune system. This is something that we should all care about, not just for our health but the health of future generations.
Have you ever been to a busy city where the view of the city skylines it ruined by clouds of smog?
Well, a machine that harvests air pollution that would usually end up in your lungs is now being collected and turned into ink. It is called Air-Ink. Air-Ink has created a contraption that can connect to the back of tailpipes and collect pollution. These units were secured onto trucks, generators and boats and after a few months Air-Ink were able to use the carbon and soot that they had collected to make their product.
The collected pollution is then purified to ensure all carcinogens are removed and then made into environmental friendly ink. Air-Ink has been loaded into markers, pens and spray cans making graffiti art now an environmentally conscious art. By recycling something that is in essence worthless and converting it into an eco-friendly tool is innovation that the world needs. Graffiti artists have been able to use the repurposed pollution to create street art and get creative.