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Post by Adrian on 18th September 2011, 9:32 pm

THIS AWESOME URN WILL TURN YOU INTO A TREE AFTER YOU DIE
Teodora Zareva on May 6, 2011, 11:50 PM



You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, Spanish designer Martin Azua has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition.



His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer.





I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone. linky

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Post by polgara on 18th September 2011, 10:14 pm

How good is that. I like it.

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Post by Lakshmi on 18th September 2011, 10:59 pm

I LIKE that! thanks for the info. I'd better find somebody sympathetic to the notion to have decisions rights over that type of things before I peg it!
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Post by Adrian on 18th September 2011, 11:28 pm

I have gone through the swings and roundabouts of indecision over my post death disposal. I was all for cremation until my dads. His left me with a tremendous sense of dissatisfaction, my grandfathers burial was a much more satisfying conclusion.

I quite like the idea of cremation then my descendants planting me to grow a tree

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Post by Chilli-head on 19th September 2011, 11:02 am

Nice idea, but not really green - trouble is that cremation is pretty energy intensive. Though not nearly so much as what was done with Gene Roddenberry's mortal remains - I quite fancy my last journey being into space - I would never have the nerve (or cash !) to do it whilst alive.
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Post by Lakshmi on 19th September 2011, 3:39 pm

I wouldn't mind being buried and turned into compost for a nice tree.... there are options like that, aren't there?
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Post by Chilli-head on 19th September 2011, 6:34 pm

A former colleague of mine was buried in a woven willow casket and had a tree planted on the spot, so yes, things like that can be done.

Another ex-colleague who spent his life in agricultural research took his final ride to the graveyard on a tractor and trailer - his wife knew that is what would have pleased him most. I have worked with some strange folk in the past. By some standards, I'm completely normal Wink
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Post by Sparhawk on 20th September 2011, 1:22 am

Cool

At last, an idea I like...

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