Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Free Planet - Coffinless Burials - Your Loved Ones Become Trees



maybe I'm just a sucker for a classy visual, but I just love these egg-shaped burial pods which can fertilise a tree after you're gone...

Capsula Mundi is a container with an old perfect shape, just like an egg, made with modern material -starch plastic- in which the dead body is put in a fetal position. Capsula Mundi is planted like a seed in the soil, and a tree is planted on top of it. The tree is chosen when the person is alive, relatives and friends look after it when death occurs. [source CAPSULA MUNDI]

This also negates the need for a formalised cemetery beside a church, you can just have a tree planted somewhere in the wild the way commemorative benches are sometimes set up overlooking a favourite view or nearby a favourite walkway or site.

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