If we use fashion terminology, we can clearly state that coffins, tombs and long and dark funerals are so last-year!
Therefore, as we are constantly adjusting to newest trends, we may need to accept this new far- from- the- traditional- way of burial, as it may wait for us in the future.
Namely, we are speaking about an uncommon new method of burial, which was created by two Italian designers, Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel. This whole interesting project was named The Capsula Mundi project.
In the base of this approach is an organic, biodegradable pod made of starch plastic, which will replace the conventional coffin. What’s more, the deceased will no longer rest in the soil, but will be converted into a tree! The tree will grow by using the nutrients that the buried body will create.
This is the detailed explanation of the whole concept:
The body is placed in the capsule in a fetal position, and then is buried. An actual tree or a tree seed will be planted above this organic capsule.
It rather interesting fact concerning the tree is that you can choose the tree that you would like to turn into after your death.
- The burial pod is built from a 100% biodegradable material.
- The capsule will be buried in the soil just like a seed.
The starch plastic used in the creation of the capsules will allow the natural decomposition, meaning that it will promote the process of transformation of organic matter into minerals. Thus, the earth will get the needed nutrients for vegetative organisms.
The idea behind this new burial concept is delightful, in fact. Namely, after a while, this procedure will no longer create cemeteries, but a “memory forest”.
Furthermore, this will completely change the way we perceive and experience funerals. Afterwards, the family and friends will take care of the tree of their loved one.
Nevertheless, this kind of green burial is legal in some parts of the world, but it is still not the case with Italy. Yet, don’t be confused if we start growing memorial parks in the future in this manner!