Organic Burial Pods

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Capsula Mundi, a project from Italy, is the penultimate hippie solution for burial: an organic pod for the deceased that has a tree planted on top of it. Instead of gravestones and crosses, a forest of trees would stand in a cemetery. The pods are made from starch and other organic, easily degradable materials. The tree can be chosen before, uh, departure. In the end, it is hoped that cemeteries of this kind would be like parks and forests. The people working with this project seem to be very enthusiastic about this idea, going as far as calling them “sacred forests”.

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