Hong Kong – Tiger Beer has transformed pollution into ink that can be used in urban artworks.
Air pollution is the scourge of many bustling East Asian metropolises, but Tiger Beer has turned it into a potential resource called Air-Ink. Working with Indian entrepreneur and MIT Tech Review’s Innovator of the Year, Anirudh Sharma, the drinks brand has neutralised pollution and unleashed creativity.
The carbon-rich soot is harvested through a convertor that can be easily attached to exhaust outlets before being processed and decanted into safe ink. So far, Tiger has produced 150 litres of Air-Ink from sites in Hong Kong and Bangalore, which equates to roughly 2,500 hours of car emissions (or about 104 days of driving a Diesel vehicle). The Air-Ink was then given to well-known Hong Kong street artists such as Bao Ho and Kristopher H.