Death is inevitable. But it doesn’t have to be pointless. During your life, you can choose to sign up to donate organs, money or even an estate after your departure. But that’s all been done before and happens regularly enough that it doesn’t warrant mention. What does on the other hand is a clever, albeit slightly morbid, invention from Spanish designer Martin Azua. Azua has designed Bios Urn, an urn that recycles your ashes into a newly planted tree. Yes. . . . a tree.
Azua’s site state:
The Bios Urn project reintroduces the human being to the natural circle of life. It is the profane ritual of regeneration and the return to nature. Bios is a mortuary urn made from biodegradable materials: coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose. Inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once the urn is planted, the seed germinates and begins to grow. The seed can be changed for a different type of seed or plant more adequate to the chosen planting place, if need be.
Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, if you choose Bios Urn as your ultimate resting place, you’re going to literally be “pushing up the daisies”.
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