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Capsula Mundi: Organic Burial Pods Replace Tombstones with Trees
Capsula Mundi would replace traditional coffins and gravestones with organic, biodegradable burial pods and trees.
Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel have proposed a new type of green burial that would be eco-friendly and replace cemeteries full of stone with trees.
The Capsula Mundi project would enclose bodies in the fetal position inside egg-shaped capsules to be planted in the ground like a seed. They would then feed trees growing above as they decompose. The project website says “A cemetery will no longer be full of tombstones and will become a sacred forest.”
Personally, I think an egg and a tree is a much better solution than acres of useless land being taken up by headstones and chemical-filled corpses in concrete chambers below.
More on Capsula Mundi here.
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