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Poland: Aldi paints an anti-smog mural

Discount Retail Chain ALDI Poland cares about the environment and created first anti-smog mural in Bielsko-Biała (in the South of Poland and close to Katowice). For more than 10 years, it will reduce air pollution, equal to a forest with an area of ​​over 100 sqm and several thousand trees. The air-purifying mural is the result of cooperation between ALDI and Klub Gaja.

The painter is Ewa Ciepielewska from the LUXUS Group. The mural shows a fragment of a forest illuminated by the spring sun.

Special anti-smog paints by Airlite were used to make it, which use a process similar to photosynthesis - with the difference that the paints contain titanium dioxide producing reactive particles that neutralize air pollution into inert compounds. Thanks to this, the forest painted on the mural will reduce air pollution in the same way as a planted forest with several thousand trees would do in the city of Bielsko-Biała.

The event accompanying the unveiling of the mural will be a planting a bunch of extra trees at Primary School No. 27 in Bielsko-Biała. Here representatives of Klub Gaja, students and ALDI employees plant, among others, hawthorn, hazel, chokeberry and perennial. Further there will also be a workshop to build nesting boxes for squirrels, birds, bats and butterflies.

Since last year, almost 6,000 trees have been planted together with Klub Gaja and ALDI. The German discount store chain was also involved in setting-up a polysensory garden at the Special School Complex in Sosnowiec.

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