Web desk: A 7.7 Litre can of fresh air taken from Banff National Park is on high demand in China because of rising pollution, Telegraph reported.
It is a Canadian startup which found its root in China when first shipment of 500 bottles of fresh air was sold in four days in China.
A crate containing 4,000 more bottles is making its way to China, but most of that shipment has been bought, said co-founder Moses Lam Vitality Air to Telegraph.
Most of their customers live in big cities in the northeastern and southern parts of China where severe pollution warnings have become a common occurrence.
Lam admitted that he started out the company as a joke as well when he and co-founder Troy Paquette filled a plastic bag of air and sold it for less than 50 pence on the auction site Ebay.
A second bag sold for $160 (£105).
“That’s when we realised there is a market for this,” said Lam.
China is the largest market for portable fresh air cans with Vitality Air selling bottled fresh air and oxygen across North America, to India and the Middle East.
The fresh air can is for roughly 100 yuan (£10), which is 50 times more expensive than a bottle of mineral water in China.