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This Italian Burial Process Transforms Your Body Into A Tree


Burying our loved ones is a part of life that we don’t want to think about. The process of purchasing plots and caskets has been the standard tradition for years because of this. However, there’s good reason to upgrade from the norm, and a few Italian-based designers have found a way to make burials more environmentally friendly.

Raoul Bretzel and Anna Citelli have created the Capsula Mundi, which is also known as “world’s capsule” in Latin. It’s an egg-shaped casket that can fit either bodies or ashes inside of it, and it can break down much easier than traditional wooden coffins. Instead of tombstones sitting in the ground above, trees would be planted.