Why is this interesting? Because we all want our loved ones to live longer and the idea of returning is such a beautiful notion, regardless of our faith or lack thereof. Instead of the typical coffin burial, Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel developed an organic alternative. It’s called Capsula Mundi, and it uses egg-shaped pods that hold a deceased human body for burial. Each capsule will turn the deceased’s body into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains. The pods are like a mother’s womb meaning, the deceased is moved into fetal position and either a tree or tree seed of choosing, is planted above their pod. Instead of visiting cemeteries, mourners will be able to visit sacred forests. The project is currently only a concept and not a reality because Italian law bans such burials. The designers are working to change legislation to allow people more alternative options for their burials. Capsula Mundi is such a beautiful concept- the idea that our loved ones could visit our tree, care for it and breathe its oxygen is truly divine. Let’s look at 7 Images That Will Convince You to Use Eco-Friendly Burial Pods (Forget Coffins- Turn Your Loved Ones into Trees).
More Info: Capsula Mundi Website