The man, who prefers to call himself "nut brother", said that he first floated the idea in 2013, when local media reported an extremely high level of air pollution in Beijing.
Over the past 100 days the man has collected air pollutants with an industrial vacuum cleaner in front of the city's landmarks, such as the National Grand Theatre, CCTV headquarters, Tiananmen Square, and the National Stadium Bird's Nest.
Smog "blocks"! Man spent 100 days in Beijing collecting smog, compressed dust into “brick” to raise public awareness pic.twitter.com/bmPkh0whXb— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) 1 декабря 2015
He used a vacuum cleaner that could operate for four days with every charge, sucking in the amount of air that 62 people breathe every day.
On Monday, he compressed the dust at a factory in the city of Tangshan in Hebei province, and fired the processed dust into a brick. The man said that he plans to use the brick as building material in Beijing.
According to him, "we will turn into dust with the exhaustion of resources."
Air pollution kills about 4,000 people in China every day, according to the research center Berkeley Earth, which cited emissions of harmful gases from automobiles and industrial companies as the main causes of China's smog.