Is Convenient Bottled Water Competing with Bottled Air?January 27, 2016
The importance of bottled water is obvious: The libation is pure, clean, convenient and healthy.
As health experts continually tout the benefits of upping daily water consumption, merchants and manufacturers are taking notice. Filling consumer demand is paramount for thriving economies and the general overall health of a society.
We at Azure Water make providing pure, clean and convenient bottled water a top priority.
But, despite water’s key role in maintaining human health, it still ranks No. 2 for sustaining basic survival – that is, unless we all become fish.
Bottled Air Catching On in Chinese Cities
Air holds the No. 1 spot, and, unless the apocalypse were to sweep suddenly across human civilization, it will continue to be our most vital element. While we should consume water at least every day, air – specifically, the clean, pure, oxygen-laden type – is in very high demand at least every few seconds.
However, humans in Beijing, China are finding access to good, clean air increasingly difficult as pollutants from vehicles and factories fill the atmosphere of the world’s 23rd largest city (at nearly 9 million residents, just above Chicago).
That’s where Vitality Air, a new company in Edmonton, Canada, enters the picture, according to Liberty News Now.
“Our first shipment of 500 bottles of fresh air were sold in four days,” said Vitality Air’s co-founder, Moses Lam. Vitality Air’s next ship of fresh air – 4,000 bottles – is expected to be sent soon, all of it by pre-order.
Despite imagery to the contrary, Lam said collecting the luxury air is “labor intensive” with the company striving to produce a “very unique and fun product,” according to Liberty News Now. There’s more involved than simply waving an empty bottle in the air (but not that much more).
Dwellers in China’s big industrialized cities consider fresh air a luxury. Many residents can be seen wearing surgical masks in cities where skylines are shrouded in what appears to be a dense fog.
With fresh Canadian air in extreme abundance, Vitality Air is making a proverbial killing. A two gallon jug of Canadian Rocky Mountain air sells for about $15. So the next shipment – by air, we presume – will net Vitality Air $60,000, according to Liberty News Now.
Local governments – and some merchants – are trying to find ways to curb the growing problem of air pollution by restricting hours of automobile use. One restaurant south of Beijing installed an air-filtration system and decided to charge for breathing the clean air (about 15 cents per meal) to offset the cost, according to Triple Pundit. City officials, however, nixed the idea, saying patrons didn’t really have much of a choice in breathing.
The problem of toxic air in China’s big cities is not going away in the immediate future, which gives enterprising entrepreneurs – and hard-working empty bottle wavers – some great opportunities.
We at Azure Water will continue to provide our thirsty, health-conscious customers and patrons with pure, clean and refreshing bottled water. You can breathe easy in knowing you’ll be gulping down the fresh cool water from Florida’s beautiful springs. (However, bottled air is not on our horizon.)
We have begun shipments to some Chinese suppliers. Learn more how demand for bottled water in China is growing.
We at Azure Water enjoy following economic trends in the bottled water industry. That’s why we ensure our water undergoes such a rigorous purification. Azure Water’s facility uses state-of-the-art equipment that can produce 5,000 cases a day, including alkaline spring water and artesian mineral water. We can make custom-bottle shapes, and fill, seal and label your bottles. If you’re looking to expand your business or have questions about co-packing or our capabilities, contact us.