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Preikestolen air for sale. A Norwegian company is offering the Pulpit Rock-based canned product on eBay for those wishing to buy something other than trolls. “We got the idea after reading articles about how many people in the world die due to air pollution each year,” Benjamin Knupper, Chairman of the Board at Pulpit Air AS tells The Foreigner. Norway, like other countries, has pollution problems in its cities. This has landed the Scandinavian country in court in Luxembourg, summoned by the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA).

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Preikestolen air for sale

Published on Monday, 15th August, 2016 at 12:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 17th August 2016 at 12:13.

A Norwegian company is offering the Pulpit Rock-based canned product on eBay for those wishing to buy something other than trolls.

Lysefjorden-Preikestolen in August
Lysefjorden-Preikestolen in August
Photo: Mercy/Wikimedia Commons


“We got the idea after reading articles about how many people in the world die due to air pollution each year,” Benjamin Knupper, Chairman of the Board at Pulpit Air AS tells The Foreigner.

Norway, like other countries, has pollution problems in its cities. This has landed the Scandinavian country in court in Luxembourg, summoned by the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA).

At the same time, the hydropower, oil, and salmon nation is also known for its nature, clean water, and fresh air.

Each 7.7-litre can, which costs between NOK 120 and 150 apiece (roughly USD 15-18/EUR 13-16/GBP 11-14 at today’s ROE) contains about 160 shots of air, according to Mr Knupper.

The air, which comes from the Lysefjord area, is dispensed by pushing the top-mounted button and using the included facemask.

“The system works much like a deodorant or hairspray does”, he explains, “but doesn’t use butane to distribute the contents. It’s just clean air.”

Mr Knupper does recommend that travellers pack the item in their suitcase, however, checking it in in the usual way due to different airline and airport routines.

“Our main focus is on the Asia market, but anyone living in cities with polluted air tourists can buy it. You also don’t need to travel to Norway to get an impression of the clean air here.”

Selling fresh air in a container is nothing new. Britain’s Leo De Watts is offering jars of air collected from locations like Somerset, Wales, and Yorkshire.

And Canadian company Vitality Air has been selling air from the Rocky Mountains to China since last year.

Their product, which is also dispensed via a push button and facemask system, does not contain CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) or propellants either.

One, 8-litre can costs CAD 32 (some USD 24/EUR 22/GBP 19).

“Our air product costs less, is CE (Conformité Européene) certified, and we donate 0.10$ to the Rainforest Foundation Norway for every can sold,” states Pulpit Air AS’ Benjamin Knupper.

What customer satisfaction guarantee do you have?

“It’s important to point out that we’re not marketing this as a health product. Moreover, issuing a guarantee for this type of product is difficult, but we can guarantee that it’s clean Norwegian mountain air. You get what you order.”

Mr Knupper also tells regional publication Stavanger Aftenblad that “people know that they’re purchasing air.”

“I don’t feel that we’re pulling the wool over consumers’ eyes,” he concludes.




Published on Monday, 15th August, 2016 at 12:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 17th August 2016 at 12:13.

This post has the following tags: air, pollution, lysefjorden, pulpitrock, preikestolen, paywall.





  
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