- Apr 17, 2006
- Lake Forest, CA
In what may be the most ingenious money-making idea since bottled water, two entrepreneurs have set up a business selling fresh Australian air to China. John Dickinson and Theo Ruygrok are the co-founders of Green and Clean Air, a business based in Australia that puts air in cans and sells it to people struggling with pollution in Asia. The air is collected from iconic Australian sites, including the Blue Mountains, Bondi Beach, Tasmania and the Gold Coast, and sold for just less than A$20 a pop. You can also get a can of pure New Zealand air. The duo suck the air into disposable cans using what they call "air-farming" technology, with each can holding 130 deep breaths. You simply use the attached plastic face mask to breathe in the fresh air.