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Draw with pollution

Tiger Beer is sponsoring Air‐Ink, an innovative range of pens, markers and spray cans made from recycled air pollution.

Graviky Labs, Bangalore, an off-shoot of MIT Media Lab, Boston, spent three years designing unique devices to capture soot from vehicles’ exhausts. These were fitted to trucks, ferries, chimneys and even cranes around Hong Kong and India. The captured pollutants were then purified and turned into safe, reliable ink for everyday use.

Overall, 150 litres of Air­‐Ink has been produced, approximating to 2500 hours worth of typical diesel car emissions. With Tiger Beer’s support, Air-­Ink products were given to nine emerging Asian street artists, including Bao Ho, Caratoes, Cath Love, Xeme and Kristopher H, who used them to create spectacular murals and advertising in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong.

It's a pretty awesome idea with some beautiful results!