the greenest way to go
What is the Capsula Mundi project?
The idea behind Capsula Mundi is once a loved one has passed away and is in the process of being buried, instead of being placed in a coffin they are buried in an egg-shaped burial pod made from biodegradable starch plastic. A tree is planted above the pod which will allow it to take nutrients from the body inside, like a fertilizer.
Why the Capsula Mundi project?
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Everything after the first photo: Dovas. "Forget Coffins – Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees." Web log post. Bored Panda RSS. N.p., 26 Feb. 2015. Web. 15 Apr. 2015.