A more environmentally-friendly way to leave the planet


Gerard Moliné, a product designer in Barcelona has designed a more environmentally-friendly way to leave the planet, and transition to the next life, nothingness, or whatever else awaits our bodiless spirits.  It’s called the Bio Urn (or Urna Bios in Spanish) and it’s made of composted coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose, with tree seeds inside.  After the ashes are added, the urn is then planted and a tree grows in memory of the deceased.  Personally, I’m intrigued by the possibility of tree cemeteries (or should I say forests) instead of our current tombstone cemeteries.  What do you think?  Could you see yourself using a Bio Urn?




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