Chinese Philanthropist Sells Air in a Can - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
Philanthropists sometimes come up with bizarre ways to get public’s attention.
One of china’s well-known humanitarians, Chen Guangbiao has set out to stir a debate on air pollution. He recently established mobile shops in several cities such as Shanghai and Beijing, selling fresh air in a can.
According to China’s Global Times “The air is collected from revolutionary regions, including Jinggang Mountain, some ethnic minority areas and Taiwan, and sells for four to five Yuan each”. Chen claims that owners of the canned air can directly ‘drink’ it or deeply inhale it. Residing in a container resembling a soda can, staff workers swing their hands to direct the air, so no compression is needed. Each can contains a chip that will cause it to automatically close, once the container is full.
Chen, who is the CEO of a resource recycling firm has been criticized for his over-the-top public stunts. He recently used a hammer to smash electric scooters with lead-acid batteries to bring awareness to pollution.