Jewellery Created Out Of Smog Collected From Beijing

Smog Free jewellery is fast becoming a popular gift around the world especially with people with a keen interest in fashion, tech, design, and environment. It’s even used as engagement and wedding rings.

The jewellery (rings, cubes, cufflinks), individually crafted by Dutch designer Roosegaarde’s team in Netherlands, are indeed unique. After all, they are made of smog collected from the Smog Free Tower in Beijing.

And when you buy a piece of jewellery you are donating 1000 m3 of clean air.

But the jewellery is just an aside. An outcome of the Smog Free Project, which is part of  Roosegaarde’s larger oeuvre, “Landscapes of the Future, which connects people, technology and space to improve the quality of daily life in urban environments”.  (

Back in 2013, Roosegaarde went to Beijing. He had been travelling to China quite a bit. But this time around, he couldn’t step out of his hotel. He couldn’t even look up out of his hotel room. Because Beijing was in the grip of a severe fog. That incident led Roosegaarde to create the Smog Free Tower, which was installed in China a few months back

Smog Free Tower in China

The seven meters high Smog Free Tower is the largest air purifier in the world which creates a bubble of clean air enabling citizens to experience clean air for free. The Smog Free Tower cleans 30.000m3 per hour via patented ozone-free ion technology and uses a small amount of green electricity. The Smog Free Tower captures and collects more than 75% of the PM2.5 and PM10 airborne smog particles and releases clean air around the tower with a 360-degree coverage creating an almost circular zone of clean air in its surrounding.
I think Delhi should look at installing a few of these towers before the next smog assault.

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