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Post by Ponee Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:14 pm

Sadly, this isn't a gag from "Silicon Valley."  Vitalitiy Air is marketing itself to smog-filled Chinese cities


 Bottled air from Canada is selling like crazy in China Proxy

AJ Dellinger, Th Daily Dot  

Bottled air from Canada is selling like crazy in China (Credit: Bob Richardson)
This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.

The Daily DotIf someone told you there is a Silicon Valley startup selling bottled air to China, you would probably think it’s a joke. And it is; the startup is actually in Alberta, Canada.

Tiatality Air produces and sells “hand-bottled” air from Banff and Lake Louise, two Canadian locales known for their Rocky Mountain surroundings and crystal clear bodies of water.

The startup has been capturing that air in “massive cans” through a clean compression process, which according to Vitality Air, “lock[s] in the pure air without any contamination.” The siphoned air is taken back to the company’s bottling facility, where “we begin filling our convenient delivery cans to the brim with excellent air.”

Vitality Air’s pitch might read like a throwaway joke on Silicon Valley, but the company has found a market for their version of Canada Dry. People in smog-filled Chinese cities have been buying up the cans in bulk.

After shipping 500 sample bottles to China, Vitality Air suddenly found itself with an unmatched demand for its product. Currently, the company has a shipment of 4,000 set to make its way to the country, with over 1,000 of them already pre-sold.

A study of air quality in China earlier this year produced less than encouraging results; United States-based non-profit organization Berkley Earth found that over 80 percent of Chinese people are exposed to pollution that exceed safe levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It also found that air pollution was responsible for 4,000 deaths each day in the country, accounting for 17 percent of all deaths. Berkeley Earth scientific director Richard Muller compared the air quality in Beijing to smoking one-and-a-half cigarettes per hour, all day long.

Vitality Air hasn’t been shy about targeting those in need. On Twitter, the company sent off an onslaught of tweets targeting people in or visiting China.

Bottled air isn’t the first product to unexpectedly catch on in China. Because of the barely breathable air that occupies many of country’s major population centers, face masks have become a wildly popular accessory. The product was out of stock in some areas, and Chinese state media reported 217,000 people bought masks from an online retailer over the course of just one week.

Air purifiers have also become commonplace, with the industry experiencing a 100 percent growth between 2012 and 2013.

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/25/bottled_air_from_canada_is_selling_like_crazy_in_china_partner/

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