The Smog Free Tower Helps Turn Smog Into Jewelry
Not only is Rotterdam's Smog Free Tower the "largest smog vacuum cleaner in the world," it's also a jewelry manufacturer. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde created this tower after a 2014 trip to Beijing left him shocked by the amount of air pollution he saw. Roosegaarde designed a seven-meter-tall tower that can clean around 30,000 cubic meters of air every hour. It does so by running on just 1,400 watts of power, which is no more than a tea kettle requires. Besides creating pockets of air that are 75% cleaner than they were initially, the tower collects smog that is later turned into jewelry. Roosegaarde's team takes the smog and compresses it for 30 minutes before sealing it within a resin cube that can be worn as a ring or cufflinks. The first 1,000 sold out quickly due to high demand. We've collected some awesome videos on this topic. Watch them now to learn more.