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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