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Organic Burial Pods Could Turn Your Deceased Love Ones Into Trees

Instead of a cemetery, you could visit a memorial forest.

The Capsula-Mundi project is a biodegradeable, organic replacement for coffins.

After dying, the remains of the body are encased inside a pod which is planted in the soil with a tree above it.

The tree then takes the nutrients from the body to help it grow.

On the website, the creators describe the process:

The tree is chosen when the person is alive, relatives and friends look after it when death occurs. A cemetery will no longer be full of tombstones and will become a sacred forest.

Currently, the project is just an idea, as the Italian government forbids certain kinds of burial caskets, but the artists behind the project are looking to change that.

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