The End of Coffins – Organic Burial Pods Turn Bodies Into Trees

When a funeral pops into a conversation, everyone’s first thoughts are sadness, of course, along with coffins, tombstones, large graveyards, etc. For the most part, these are completely normal things associated with death and funeral proceedings. However, a company called Capsula Mundi is experimenting with a unique burial method that effectively turns the deceased into a tree.

The idea behind it is quite a simple one and the process is essentially just a tree’s life cycle. The deceased will be placed into one of Capsula Mundi‚Äôs specially made egg-shaped pods which will act as a seed. The pod will then be buried in the ground with a tree on top of it. Thanks to being made from a starch plastic, the capsule is 100% biodegradable and will just breakdown by itself in the ground. The body inside will also start to decay and transform into nutrients, which will, in turn, be absorbed by the tree roots just above.

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