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Colourful new mural is sucking pollution from Bristol’s streets

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A carbon absorbing mural – which ‘sucks up’ pollution from the streets of Bristol – has been painted in the city.

The environmentally friendly street art appeared in Bristol and London overnight this week and was painted using specialist carbon offsetting paint.

The Bristol mural, on display at Centre Promenade, has been created by artist Jody Thomas and is one of the first of its kind in the world.

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It has been designed using carbon absorbing paint from industry leader Graphenstone and will absorb an incredible 2.6kg of CO2.

Jody is a Bristol-based aerosol artist, specialising in photorealism.

He attended the infamous Barton Hill Aerosol Art Project at the same time as Banksy and is best known for his 15-metre-high mural of activist Greta Thunberg in 2019, which Thunberg subsequently set as her Instagram profile image.

The mural has been commissioned by Lindeman’s Wine as part of its ongoing commitment to address environmental issues.

Graphenstone paint, the secret ingredient behind the murals, is a lime-based product with graphene technology.



Artist Jody Thomas with his pollution busting mural

These paints are free from VOC’S, carcinogens or toxic substances and reduce CO2.

Due to a natural process, when the lime is carbonating, it absorbs CO2 from the ambient air and cleans the air that we breathe.

Artist Jody Thomas, who created the Bristol mural, said: “With my work I like to raise awareness around important issues wherever possible, particularly when it comes to climate change.

“Working with Lindeman’s on this mural was the perfect opportunity to support a brand that aims to do the same.

“The mural addresses environmental issues in a fun, artistic way, while actively absorbing CO2.”

Lindeman’s partnership with the Carbon Trust over the past year has seen it measure and offset the carbon footprint of its entire Europe product portfolio, while putting in place carbon reducing measures including lightweight bottles and making its packaging more recyclable.

Lindeman’s has also invested in a range of carbon positive projects to help offset CO2 emissions, including solar and wind baser power and reforestation projects.

These have resulted in carbon savings of 45,394 tonnes, which is the equivalent of taking approx. 32,000 cars off the road for a year or the equivalent carbon absorption of over 2 million trees annually.

The Australian wine brand has also launched its Buy One, Plant One Tree initiative which will enable customers to virtually plant a tree with every bottle of Lindeman’s purchased. The initiative aims to plant 317k extra trees over a period of 3 months.

Camilla Pendleton, Senior Brand Manager for Lindeman’s said It has been our goal for some time that Lindeman’s became carbon neutral and we’ve been pushing forward new measures and initiatives to help reduce our impact on the environment even further.

“We wanted to work with local, talented artists and with Jody Thomas onboard to mark the milestone with murals that not only look great but do great for air pollution in Bristol.

“We all have a responsibility to look after our planet and we hope our campaign will inspire others to do the same.”

Following installation, each mural will be gifted to projects that will use them as part of their wider community sustainability initiatives.

The Bristol mural will be housed at the BARBI – British Association of Restaurants, Bars & Independents – supporting Bristol hospitality venues consisting of over 400 venues and 10,000 employees.

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