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Creating Works of Art from Car Exhaust!

A startup company in India, Graviky Labs, has come up with a way to turn car emissions into ink. Just 45 minutes worth of car exhaust fumes can create 30 ml of ink, enough for one marker pen. A device developed by the MIT spin-off company traps car exhaust and can be scaled to fit onto boats, chimneys, cranes and brick kilns. From the exhaust, the company has developed “Air-Ink,” which artists are now using in a variety of ways—all with a goal of more art and less pollution.

comment_2Granted, marker pens sourced from car exhaust are just a small step toward solving our air pollution problems, but still it’s an innovative concept! What other things can you think of to help reduce air pollution? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jenna Traxel
Jenna Traxel
4 years ago

What an innovative way of using air pollution!!

Diane Forrester
Diane Forrester
4 years ago

That’s crazy what people dream up. And then to actually figure out how to do it is even crazier. Great idea!

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

This is nice

Norma Middleton
Norma Middleton
3 years ago

I’m replying to this post simply because I couldn’t find another place my message might fit. I use lithium-powered landscaping tools in my landscape to keep down emissions. I couldn’t get one of my batteries to charge. While relaxing one afternoon, the thought “Why don’t you try a Norwex cloth to clean the contacts on the battery and charger?” Since I had nothing to lose, and wasn’t sure if it was my battery or charger and didn’t really want to spend $174 for a new battery not knowing if I’d have to eventually have to replace the charger or not, I decided to use a moist general purpose cloth to get dirt/grime off the contacts – then finished off with the mirror cloth (the contacts are shiny). Plugged up my charger – placed the battery in position . . .and wow, it began charging immediately and shortly, it was fully charged!!! So now the landfill is spared a lithium battery and I have a charged battery. If someone knows where to post this where it will be more effective, I’d… Read more »

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Moderator
3 years ago

Norma, thank you so much for sharing! We are always glad to hear how our Norwex Movement members are using our products to solve problems. Just to let you know know, Facebook and/or Instagram are also both great communities to share ideas such as these. Movement blogs are posted there as well, and all comments and discussion are welcomed.

Jennifer Rottman
Jennifer Rottman
3 years ago

I do not have a large yard so I use an electric mower.

Gingi Freeman
Gingi Freeman
3 years ago

Where can I buy one of these markers?! That is INSANE!!! What an awesome Christmas gift idea for the green people in your life!