Italian company swaps casket for organic burial pod

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In Italy, Capsula Mundi has introduced organic burial pods for those who wish to have a green funeral. The deceased is placed in the biodegradable sack in the fetal position. The capsule is then planted in soil with a seed or tree.

“My grandma is an oak tree. She chose to do this because she preferred a tree to a tombstone. And when I visit the wood, I feel grandma is still with me,” Tweets one family member.

Capsula Mundi says the practice could one day replace graveyards full of headstones with woodlands for people to visit and remember their loved ones.