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Eco-Friendly Mural Uses Special Paint to Eat Smog and Help Clean the Air

Eco-Friendly Mural Uses Special Paint to Eat Smog and Help Clean the Air
Source: GoodLookingStudio

Warsaw has become one of 13 international cities to pioneer the use of “smog-eating” murals after an eco-friendly, hand-painted project utilising innovative pro-environmental technology was unveiled this month.

Smog-eating mural painted on Warsaw wall

A new mural in Poland is helping people breathe a little easier thanks to special paint, reported MyModernMet earlier this month. As part of the Converse City Forests project, Polish artists Dawid Ryski and Maciek Polak came together to design a piece of public art in Warsaw. The results aren’t just aesthetically pleasing; they are environmentally friendly, too. The artists’ vision, which was executed by Good Looking Studio, came to life using paint that actually cuts down on pollution.

As such, the Warsaw mural has had the same effect as planting 720 trees. Globally, meanwhile, the overall project would be the equivalent of Converse planting 3,000 trees.
Produced using photocatalytic paints, the active component in these – titanium dioxide – has the capacity to turn pollutants and harmful compounds into harmless nitrates and carbonates. As such, the Warsaw mural has had the same effect as planting 720 trees. Globally, meanwhile, the overall project would be the equivalent of Converse planting 3,000 trees. Source: goodlooking.pl

How does smog-eating paint work?

This photocatalytic paint is activated by light to break down pollutants and turn the substance into harmless nitrates, thus improving air quality. In fact, the City Forests project aims to “plant” trees in areas where they don’t grow. For instance, the Warsaw mural is located next to the Politechnika metro station, a busy hub of activity. Converse estimates that the enormous piece of public art has the cleaning power of 780 trees.

The overall concept of the Warsaw mural brings together the urban environment and nature. Ryski focused on the architectural elements while Polak took charge of the natural motifs that flow across the building. By combining their skills, they were able to create a harmonious and balanced composition that speaks to the campaign slogan “Create Together for Tomorrow.”

The goal for the entire project is to produce art that equals 3,000 trees. With work planned in Sydney, Sao Paolo, Lima, and Bogota, as well as many other cities, there seems to be nothing holding them back from reaching their goal.

Source : MyModernMet

Created as part of City Forests campaign run by sports-shoe maker Converse, the mural joins similar projects carried out by the cult firm in Belgrade, Lima, Sydney, Jakarta, Manila, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Johannesburg, Melbourne, Bangkok, Bogota and Panama City.
Warsaw has become one of 13 international cities to pioneer the use of “smog-eating” murals after an eco-friendly, hand-painted project utilising innovative pro-environmental technology was unveiled earlier this month. Created as part of City Forests campaign run by sports-shoe maker Converse, the mural joins similar projects carried out by the cult firm in Belgrade, Lima, Sydney, Jakarta, Manila, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Johannesburg, Melbourne, Bangkok, Bogota and Panama City. Source: goodlooking.pl
“Companies are working slower, and for the time being everything has slowed down. At Converse we saw this as an opportunity to speak up and help produce fresh air through painting murals. Furthermore, we felt it was a good way to reunite communities as they return to normal life after such a long period of isolation.”
“Pollution levels have dropped in many cities around the world as people are no longer commuting as much,” said a spokesman for Converse. “Companies are working slower, and for the time being everything has slowed down. At Converse we saw this as an opportunity to speak up and help produce fresh air through painting murals. Furthermore, we felt it was a good way to reunite communities as they return to normal life after such a long period of isolation.” Source: goodlooking.pl
The Warsaw mural has had the same effect as planting 720 trees. Globally, meanwhile, the overall project would be the equivalent of Converse planting 3,000 trees.
Produced using photocatalytic paints, the active component in these – titanium dioxide – has the capacity to turn pollutants and harmful compounds into harmless nitrates and carbonates. The Warsaw mural has had the same effect as planting 720 trees. Globally, meanwhile, the overall project would be the equivalent of Converse planting 3,000 trees. Source: goodlooking.pl
the Warsaw project debuted on the side of a building on ul. Jaworzyńska, a street looking out towards the exit of Metro Polytechnic, and depicts a number of smiling flowers entwined around a series of high-rise towers.
Anchored by the slogan “Create Together For Tomorrow”, the Warsaw project debuted on the side of a building on ul. Jaworzyńska, a street looking out towards the exit of Metro Polytechnic, and depicts a number of smiling flowers entwined around a series of high-rise towers. Source: goodlooking.pl
However, say the artists, it also presents a coherent vision of the city of tomorrow whilst bringing a positive message of hope for the future.
Designed by Maciek Polak and Dawid Ryski, and executed by Good Looking Studio, the mural presents two different personal styles. However, say the artists, it also presents a coherent vision of the city of tomorrow whilst bringing a positive message of hope for the future. Source: goodlooking.pl
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