Death into life

I’ve never really been a fan of burial. It has never made sense to me why it is humans feel the need to put themselves in fancy boxes and then bury it in the ground. I suppose it must come from my family and perhaps that is why all of my immediate family members have been cremated. But for those who are uncomfortable with that idea, here are some terrific ways people are using to bury their loved ones. In the episode of Al Jazeera’s Earthrise below they show various types of caskets like one made of things like banana leaves. This way we humans can become life again as we become part of the soil and help bring new plant life into the earth.

Another unique idea comes from an Italian company called Capsula Mundi, which makes what it calls burial pods that enable humans to decompose and turn into trees. Imagine a forest instead of a cemetery! Watch!


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