Smog Rings

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has come up with a plan to use "patented ion technology" in order to create the world's largest smog vacuum cleaner. He'll then place his smog vacuum in a Beijing park, start vacuuming up the smog, and turn the dirt and dust he collects into "smog rings." More info at his site.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Oct 23, 2014
     Category: Art | Jewelry | Urban Life

I don't understand why he would start in China when EVERYBODY KNOWS that it's America that's the worst culprit in the world in regards to smog.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/23/14 at 08:51 AM
Too bad he won't be able to be an artist once he starts. Artists are supposed to be starving, and live in garrets, not richer than Croesus. Because if this works, he'll make billions. Or else someone will put a hit out on him for ruining their political schemes.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 10/23/14 at 09:48 AM
I wonder how much pollution the vacuums create?
Posted by RobK on 10/23/14 at 11:22 AM
How about China cleans up the coal burning power plants and avoids the smog in the first place! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/23/14 at 11:47 AM
Mexico City Would be the best choice and if it works that would be the best thing for the environment ever.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/23/14 at 07:41 PM
Assuming of course that the vacuum sucks in more smog than it takes using to build it or run it... The rings sound like an awesome faux-environmental badge though. Sell each one for 1000 bucks to prove whoever owns it cares enough about the environment to spend a grand to save a gram of pollution from hitting the skies.

On second thought, place the vacuum right by the output of your brand new ring making factory and you are in the money.
Posted by Fluffy Bunny Slippers on 10/23/14 at 10:23 PM
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