A restaurant in China is charging its customers for breathing
The pollution in China is so bad, a restaurant started putting a surcharge on top of customers’ food bills as an “air cleaning fee”.
A restaurant in Zhangjiagang city, in the Jiangsu Province , recently purchased “air filtration machines” following reports of dangerously high pollution levels in the country.
Patrons who dined in the restaurant were unknowingly about to pay for the operational costs, and only found out when they were handed the bill at the end of their meals, according to the South China Morning Post.
charge of one yuan per customer was added to the food bill, about 10p or $0.15. Customers complained to the local government, who ordered the restaurants owners to halt the illegal charge.
What a world have we come to. Develop economically only to end paying for breathing. Waoh! All hail world GDP
The adeverse side effact of capitalism as well as ignoring the nature… The human being forget to conserve the nature in race of developement.
Oh my God…. Need to pay for air too? Developed countries should consider this as a prior issue
Development of china comes with pollution. U hav to keep it balance.
good our polluted cities especially Delhi needs this..
Similar with Delhi weather where the visibility is less than 100 meters
Mother Nature is the solution to the man made problem. Request every individual to grow a small plant inside their home and plant as many trees as possible outside. That is the only solution to fight pollution. Excellent mass transport system will help too
It looks as if oxygen has to be bought for survival
We are buying mineral water. We will buy air for breathing. The Government should give PA i.e Pollution allowance in addition to HRA and CCA
Day is not far when we will have oxygen parlours in our cities