25 May '11, 6am

Lower Your Impact On Nature When You Die:

Lower Your Impact On Nature When You Die:

What happens after you die? You become a tree, of course. Spanish designer Martín Azúa has designed an urn that not only biodegrades into the earth , but once buried will start the process of growing a tree. He calls it the Bios Urn Project and aims to reintroduce the human to the natural circle of life. The urn itself is made of coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose. Depending on where the urn will be planted, different seeds are available for the different climates around the globe. This is just one urn in the developing trend for an alternative burial process. Other organizations offer similar ends. One I particularly enjoyed is from UrnGarden and offers the perfect ocean or deep water burial. Designed to momentarily float before sinking to the ocean floor, this urn will naturally break down over time, once again returning the ashes into the cycle of nature. I alw...

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