November 12, 2021

This Jumping Castle Eats CO2 – Here’s How!

Hot off the heels of CO2 perfume, yet another invention that combats greenhouse gas emissions has been created – and this time, children can get in on the fun, too!

An inflatable jumping castle – dubbed “Air Bubble” by its creators, ecoLogicStudio – was recently unveiled at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

Its purpose? Apart from providing endless entertainment for the kids, it purifies the air of carbon dioxide.

The Air Bubble is fitted with inflatable tubes which bear microscopic algae chambers. As explained by ecoLogicStudio co-founder, Marco Poletto, the algae are organisms “that can most effectively eat up and remetabolise carbon dioxide, as well as other pollutants in the air.”

A pump that keeps the castle inflated simultaneously sucks in CO2 from the air. As demonstrated by students from a local primary school, jumping on the castle redirects the CO2 into the algae chambers, which then filters out clean air.

Fighting climate change may seem like a thankless task, but as demonstrated by the Air Bubble, it can be done – one bounce at a time.

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