Forget about coffins: these burial pods will turn us into a tree when we die

There are two people in Italy who are trying to change burial as we know it, proposing a whole new burial process. We are talking about Capsula Mundi’s Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel, two designers who came up with an eco-friendly alternative to coffins and urns.

Their idea is to bury the deceased into eco-sustainable burial capsules and use the body as nutrients for a tree or plant previously chosen while the person was still alive.

This way people could have the opportunity to be “turned into trees” when their life ends, and in the future mourners could go and visit their loved ones in a sacred forest instead of a cemetery.


Capsula Mundi is an Italian company that came up with the original idea of being buried in eco-friendly burial pods instead of coffins


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