Capsula Mundi is an eco-friendly coffin replacement designed by an Italian company of the same name that houses a body in the fetal position in a biodegradable egg-shaped burial pod beneath a tree variety of their choosing. The idea behind the product is to replace the traditional tombstone-filled cemetery with a “sacred forest.”
Capsula Mundi is planted like a seed in the soil, and on a tree is planted on top of it. The tree is chosen when the person is alive, relatives and friends look after it when death occurs.
The company is currently working to change burial legislation in its home country to allow for the pods.
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