Air-Ink Air Pollution Ink

Air pollution is a challenge for nearly every big city. Tiger Beer and MIT Media Lab’s collaborative Air-Ink initiative doesn’t just reduce levels of vehicular emissions but actually puts that pollution to good use in the form of water-resistant ink in markers and for screen printing. Unburned carbon soot is captured by a proprietary Kaalink device retrofitted to vehicle exhaust pipes: every 45 minutes or so of emissions produces 1 fluid ounce of ink, or enough to fill one Air-Ink pen. The product is then purified to render it safe by removing heavy metals and carcinogens. Markers are available in 2mm, 15mm, 30mm, and 50mm tip sizes as well as in a bottle, all well-suited for sketching or creating street art with the stuff we’d literally have been breathing otherwise.

Learn more at Kickstarter – roughly $25+