Remember those crazy burial pods we wrote about last year? This is something very similar.
Most people are cremated and placed in urns, or buried in a coffin when they die. However, a new alternative to being buried is becoming a tree.
These urns called Bios Urn, allows you or your loved one to become a tree after death by using 100% biodegradable materials such as coconut shell, compacted peat, and cellulose.
Built in two parts, the first part is comprised with a powder medium to allow for germination of the seed while the second part is the bottom cone where ashes are placed.
The urn works by allowing the seed to germinate separately from the ashes. It then starts the decomposition process. The tree roots are then strong enough to make contact with the ashes where they grow through the Bios Urn.
The Bios Urn comes ready to use and will never expire. You can also use it with old ashes by simply transferring the ashes into the Bios Urn.
It’s also very accessible to many being priced at $145 as opposed to expensive headstones and burial costs. Bios Urn hopes to reintroduce humans to the natural circle of life.
What Bios Urn contains
How it works
Pick your seed and urn
Bios Urn instructions
They’ve also recently released a new product called Bios Incube
Bios Incube is the first system that lets you plant your Bios Urn close to you, and combines the insights of tree growth with data from its environment.
Depending on the type of tree, the Bios Incube will water it accordingly.
Plant the urn
Place the senor
The app tracks everything, including when it needs watering
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