Alibaba is selling a water testing kits for RMB 65 (USD 10) to test for pH, Phosphate, Ammonia, COD, and 5 heavy metals (copper, zinc, manganese, nickel, cadmium).
Volunteers are asked to measure pollutants in freshwater sources and upload the data to a digital map via smartphones.
This expands the idea of crowd-sourcing effort in monitoring and it has been growing quickly in the Western countries for public participation. It will be an interesting case to see how it works in China.
Corsican artist Gilles Cenazandotti is a surf from combing the beaches looking for plastic waste washed ashore. It uses different recovered waste and create sculptures of animals. The artist doing a message on consumerism and its effects on the…