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Imagine you could become a tree after you die: Here’s an eco-friendly burial idea

This viral video introduces the concept of organic burial pods, an eco-friendly idea to transform 'a graveyard of tombstones into a memorial'.

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The idea is to place a body in a fetal position, enclose it in a biodegradable burial capsule, which is then planted in the soil with a seed or tree. (Source: Twitter/@capsula_mundi)

Social media time and again proves to be a source of inspiration for its users and this new video, which presents an innovative way to bury your loved ones, is going viral on the internet. Posted by a Facebook page by the name ‘Be Inspired. Aspire’, the video has over 3.1 million views.

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It introduces the concept of organic burial pods, an eco-friendly idea ‘to turn a graveyard of tombstones into a memorial’. Capsula Mundi, an Italian company came up with this alternative to coffins. The idea is to place a body in a fetal position, enclose it in a biodegradable burial capsule, which is then planted in the soil with a seed or tree.

Watch the video here:

The seed is placed in an urn which stores ashes below a soil mix. In this Bios urn, as it has been named, an embedded seed takes nourishment from the ashes as it grows into a tree.

If this idea is put in practice, soon, people can visit a woodland to remember their loved ones instead of a graveyard.