We come from the earth, so it seems only natural to eventually return to it.
As an alternative to the traditional coffin burial, the designers at Estudimoline in Spain have developed the Bios Urn – a fully biodegradable urn designed to convert you into a tree after life.
Developed as a way to turn death into a transformation of new life, the urn is filled with a tree seed and the ashes of the deceased. Due to the clever design, the seed is kept separately from the ashes, and grows in the upper compartment until the urn begins to degrade. Eventually, all the parts become the sub-soil and fertiliser for the tree.
The Bios Urn is an innovative solution to the problem of cemetery overpopulation, and practice of digging old graves to bury new ones, which is becoming increasingly common in Europe.
It is also a way to continue doing something good for the environment after you die, ensuring a cleaner and greener future by becoming your favourite kind of tree.
Their tagline for the urn is; Let's convert cemeteries into forests.
The designers recommend planting the Bios Urn amongst other vegetation, such as in forests, and considering when the best time of year to plant it iss.
Read more at Bios Urn.
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