Are Air Bottles a Consumer Commodity of the Future?

AddedJun 24, 2016
ByAdity Bera
People might need to use oxygen masks in the near future because of the pollution

Bottled Air: A Craze in China!

As weird as it sounds, bottled air is in demand and people in China are paying for it. Pollution in China is at its extreme and health-conscious people are getting bottles of fresh air shipped from overseas. They are paying more than $20 for some breaths which are not from their polluted country.

Moses Lam from Canada was the first person to sell bottled air on EBay. Everybody thought it was a joke, but today, his company, Vitality Air, seems to be minting money. The company’s website gets so many orders from China that the site keeps crashing; the buyers are not only from China but from all over the world.

A canister of fresh air costs $20 to $32 and will last you 150 to 200 breaths. Vitality Air has already sold more than 12,000 canisters of air in China. Vitality Air is not the only company that seems to be benefiting from selling air; there are many other companies, such as Aethaer, who have joined the group as air traders.

Aethaer air jars are shockingly high in price. The owner, Leo de Watts, is a British man settled in Hong Kong and sells air from UK. He boasts that the air in Aethaer jars is filtered organically. According to Watts, a heavy breather will finish a jar earlier than a small breather and that every jar is an exclusive work of art which symbolizes status for those who can afford to buy canned air and make others aware of the pollution problems.

Millions of deaths have been reported in China from the inhalation of polluted air that has a harmful particulate which damages the lungs.

Customers are seemingly aware of this, which is the reason why they are ready to pay such prices for something that has always been free. But hey! People once said the same about bottled water, so maybe we are going to see more of these bottled air cans around the world in a not so distant future. What do you think?


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