Monday, March 02, 2015
Sounds Like a Plan to Me. Meet the Burial Pod.
An Italian group has come up with a dandy idea to make good use of you when you're gone - grow a tree. The deceased is bundled, fetal position, into a biodegradable pod/coffin that is then paired to a tree of choice. The tree/pod combo is planted/buried and you become nutrients to help the tree grow.
Another idea in the offing in Seattle is a compostitorium. It consists of a multi-floor conveyor belt. The body is buried in a quantity of compost and decomposes as the belt slowly moves along. At the end the enriched compost and bones are crushed up and off they go to a lovely garden somewhere.