A Biodegradable Urn That Uses the Cremated Remains of Loved Ones To Grow a Tree

Planting Illustration

The Bios Incube is a wonderful way to remember loved ones through the process of growing a tree. This incubating system uses biodegradable urns that dissolve and incorporate the cremated remains of loved ones into soil that contains a seedling of a tree that can be replanted anywhere once it is mature enough to survive. The system also offers an interactive app that assists in tending to the needs of the growing tree.

The intent of the Bios Incube is to offer people a sustainable alternative for remembering deceased persons or pets in a natural and contemporary way. Everyone has the right to affordable, sustainable death care. The Bios Incube has been designed for city dwellers with limited access to natural land, those seeking an alternative to traditional burials, and for people who want to meaningfully connect with their loved ones who have passed away. …The topic of death and the process of grief is often sterilized and avoided in conversation, for fear of being too taboo to discuss. We want to change that. We believe the end of human life is a remarkable event that has the ability to teach us if we only let it. The Bios Incube wants to give us an opportunity to take part in this unique life-bearing experience

Bios is currently raising funds through Kickstarter to bring their Bios Incube to market.