Organic burial pods or how to become a tree when you die.

By: Funeralwise | Date: Mon, March 9th, 2015

Burial Pod

Burial Pod

How would you like to become a tree when you die? An Italian group is trying to give you that option with their unique take on green burial — the burial pod.

Read more about green burial

The group’s project, Capsula Mundi, would enable the deceased to be encapsulated in a biodegradable burial pod. A tree would then be planted over top of that. Over time, the remains and the pod would decompose and become part of what the creators of the concept have termed a memory forest.

The idea of coming full circle and returning whence we came from is one that appeals to many of us, regardless of our faith (or lack thereof), and this is an idea captured perfectly by this beautiful new burial method developed in Italy. The Capsula Mundi project by designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel has developed an organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased’s body into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains.

Read the full story: Forget Coffins–Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees

Italian law does not currently permit this type of burial but the group is working to introduce legislation that would change that.

More on the Capsula Mundi Burial Pods

3 thoughts on “Organic burial pods or how to become a tree when you die.”

  1. JENNY PARK

    THIS IS WHAT I WANT WHEN I DIE. IT ALMOST MAKES ME NOT FEAR DEATH AS MUCH,KNOWING I WILL PART OF A MEMORY FOREST. IT’S VERY COMFORTING. 🙂

  2. Jezzel Davies

    I would like to know where these are located? My husband, children and I live in Phoenix, AZ and love this idea. Please let us know cost and location as I’ve never seen this here in AZ. We would like to write this in our will. Thanks

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