Bottled Air Selling Big in Smog-Ridden Beijing

Tamara Khandaker for Vice News:

 

"The city recommended that schools stay closed, and residents take public transit instead of driving or walking. Those who did step out were encouraged to wear masks — and some turned to ordering the air canisters created by Troy Paquette and Moses Lam."

 

This is absolutely appalling. It’s certainly clever, but I couldn’t care less. This should not be happening.

What came as a bigger shock, though, is that it’s turning them a profit and selling in the thousands:

 

"Lam told the Telegraph their first shipment of 500 bottles was sold in four days, and a crate containing 4,000 more is on its way to China."