Nine out of 10 people breathe polluted air. Who would have ever thought that breathing can be dangerous? Air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to our health, yet we rarely talk about it. It kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Improving our air quality has never been more imperative. The current pandemic has shattered the illusion that we can isolate ourselves and our nations from one another. What affects one person from the other side of the globe can affect everyone. It is just a matter of time.

The pandemic is such a devastating event that whatever unexpected good outcome like clean blue skies will never make up for the problems and losses that it causes. That reality should wake us up and spur us into action

Painting A Space to Breathe

We live on the same planet and we breathe the same air.  We have the social responsibility to make an effort in ensuring that we have cleaner air. From individuals to private companies and governments, everyone plays an important role in making sure that we’ll have a better future.

Here are some simple solutions to cleaning our air and how much carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions they can lessen per year, as stated in the UN Environment Programme’s Clean Air for Blue Skies campaign.

  • Using air conditioner one hour less (650 g of CO2 emissions)
  • Recycling 1 kg of plastics (1.5 kg of CO2 emissions)
  • Unplugging electrical devices when not in use (450 kg of CO2 emissions)
  • Avoiding unnecessary driving to save 1 liter of car fuel (2.5 kg of CO2 emissions)
  • Bringing reusable grocery bags instead of using plastic bags (13.6 kg of CO2 emissions)

We are hopeful because there are innovative solutions that clean the air like KNOxOUT, an air-cleaning paint. It is Boysen’s direct response to air pollution. KNOxOUT is the first air-cleaning paint in the world with CristalActiv technology that uses light energy to break down smog-causing nitrogen oxides (NOx), converting them into harmless substances.

Watch this video to know how the air-cleaning technology of KNOxOUT works.

One square-meter of KNOxOUT painted surface is cleaning as much NOx as one mature tree. You can transform a wall into an air-purifying surface that helps protect people from harmful gases. It’s ideal to paint it in urban areas with high NOx levels like indoor car parks, and exteriors of houses and buildings.

Painting A Colorful Future.

KNOxOUT comes in six different colors that inspire hope and action.

Refreshing Red

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Refreshing Red signifies our renewed desire to protect our world from the threat of air pollution. Red is the anger you feel and the frustration you carry because the problem is right under our noses yet we choose to ignore it. Red symbolizes how urgent it is that we act swiftly and make drastic changes to make sure that we’ll have cleaner air.

Aura Green

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Aura Green reminds us that we have to put back what we take out of the earth. If we want a greener future, we have to minimize our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods. It encourages consumers to buy eco-friendly products and make transformative changes in their lifestyles. It’s also a reminder to businesses that what we produce should not just make a profit but also make other people’s lives better.

A Breeze of Gray and Purifying White

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A Breeze of Gray and Purifying White symbolize the need for partnerships to make clean air a reality for everyone everywhere.

We live in an age that allows collective effort and partnerships to solve global issues like air pollution. Today, we have more access to information, and we have the means to share the best practices of our communities. Sustainable and innovative solutions will no longer be confined in a specific place.

Clear Sky Blue and Cleansing Ivory

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Clear Sky Blue and Cleansing Ivory represent a brighter future. As much as we need to act, we still need to instill hope in people—to remind them to look up and see that there’s hope.

It’s not that people don’t want to do something, sometimes, they just don’t know how to take action. It’s important to spread the message that we have to abandon the idea that personal effort will have no impact. We can still turn things around but it would require working together.

Check out this post about how KNOxOUT was able to decrease air pollution by 20% through air-cleaning artworks.

Painting It Forward: How Boysen KNOxOUT Helps Clean the Air

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Yasmin Aguila is a copywriter at Boysen Paints Philippines. Interested in making paints fun and relatable, she produces quizzes and painting ideas for this blog. She claims that she is obsessed with yellow, but she always dresses in black from head to toe.

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