Funeral traditions all over the developed world are changing rapidly. Most countries have grown accustomed to observing expensive services due to their cultures.
However, more and more people are doing away with these customs and choosing more affordable options like cremations.
More people are coming to terms with the fact that having expensive funerals is nothing more than a waste of money.
Because of this, you can expect younger generations to steer clear from open-casket viewings and drawn out funerals.
Now, people are opting for short memorials, followed by cremations.
Ceremonies like this are becoming a regular occurrence, forcing the coffin and burial industry to change.
While cremations are quite practical, there are plenty of other innovative ideas out there to make burials and funerals more cost-effective.
The company Capsula Mundi has come up with a unique burial method that would allow families to use their deceased member’s body as a seed to plant a tree.
Italian designers Raoul Bretzel and Anna Citelli are the brains behind the idea; they devised and implemented this plan.
They were looking to come up with sustainable burial solutions that would be more visually appealing than the conventional mausoleum chapels and headstones.
Organic Burial Pods By Capsula Mundi
Capsula Mundi has been working on finding an eco-friendly burial solution, and it seems like its egg-shaped pods might be the answer.
These shells will act like seeds and will be big enough to fit a person’s body in the fetal position.
Once the corpse is inside, you will have to place the pod inside the ground and plant a tree over it after covering the shell.
These pods by Capsula Mundi are biodegradable as the company uses starch plastic to make them.
According to the designers, the person inside the biodegradable shell will slowly degrade and transform into the tree’s nutrients.
The tree will start absorbing this nutrition and eventually grow large enough to leave a lasting legacy of the departed.
The Pod Is Currently In The Prototype Phase
While this product has been making the waves ever since people found out about it, for now, it is nothing more than a prototype.
Therefore, you cannot purchase it just yet.
Capsula Mundi is taking time to clear some regulation and design-related obstacles.
It wants to make sure that people do not face any complications with the pod once it becomes available in the market.