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Crazy but true: this guy turns Beijing’s air pollution into high-end jewelry

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde is sucking up Beijing’s pollution and turning it into high-end jewelry. No kidding. He’s using technology that’s kind of like a vacuum cleaner to remove smog particles from urban skies. This will create ‘the cleanest park in Beijing’ where people can ‘breathe, share ideas and experience clean air again’.

And as a souvenir, Roosegaarde creates these Smog Rings of compressed smog particles. ‘Each high-end ring supports the cleaning of 1000m3 of polluted air’.

If there’s anything I wouldn’t want to wear, it’d be compressed smog particles. But that’s just me.

Via Fast Co. Exist

Air pollution in Beijing is so bad, people need to wear face masks
Air pollution in Beijing is so bad, people need to wear face masks
Air quality from 0 - 50 is deemed good. Beijing's? 500+
Air quality from 0 – 50 is deemed good. Beijing’s? 500+
The science behind Roosegaarde's plan to clean the skies of Beijing
The science behind Roosegaarde’s plan to clean the skies of Beijing

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.