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Biodegradable Burial Pods

You know the story of Baucis and Philemon? Zeus granted their wish that when they died, they would be transformed into a pair of intertwining trees? Now you, too, can have that.

The Capsula Mundi project by designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel has developed an organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased's body into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains.

After being encapsulated in the fetal position, the deceased is buried and either a tree or tree seed is planted above their capsule. The project's site already has a number of trees to choose from.

It's no flaming Viking burial ship, but i guess it's not a bad idea. I mean, we really are just letting all those good nutrients go to waste with our cemeteries and mausoleums.

By min | February 27, 2015, 8:07 AM | Ummm... Other?