Dan Roosegaarde’s latest, and perhaps most ambitious project to date, is to build “smog-free parks” in Beijing that harvest smog particles from the environment. The particles extracted from the Beijing city air will be transformed into stones set in precious jewelry.
The black dust captured in the ring symbolically will represent a cubic kilometer of cleaned air.
Currently in the concept phase, the ring will contain a clear stone with the black dust particles embedded in the center. The rings are not only socio-eco-political statements but their sales will help fund the development of more “smog-free parks.”
The question remains how sustainable can the development of the these “smog-free parks” be and how they too will ultimately contribute to the pollution.
via NY Times.