Indian startup Carbon Craft Design upcycles black carbon into stylish tiles. Carbon Craft Design Indian startup Carbon Craft Design (CCD) launched with the goal of making construction more sustainable and tackling India’s major air pollution problem. It does so by extracting black carbon from polluted air and upcycling it into strong and stylish carbon tiles. Black carbon is a substance in fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution that absorbs one million times more energy from the sun than carbon dioxide, making it a potent contributor to the climate crisis , CNN reported. Black carbon also has dangerous health effects, having been linked to lung and heart disease in addition to impairing cognitive and immune functions, the article stated. Earlier this year, two separate studies found that air pollution shortens human life expectancy by three years and that there is "no safe level" of air pollution exposure , because even low levels of PM2.5 correlated with an increased risk of cardiac arrest. In 2020, air pollution was responsible for over 6.6 million deaths worldwide and was ruled, for the first time, as a partial cause of the asthma death of a nine-year-old London girl . India is notorious for its […]

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