Funeral Industry News Going Green

Biodegradable Urn Lets You Plant Creamated Remains and Grow a Tree

February 21, 2013
CDFuneralNews

We believe that every funeral director should have the tools to succeed. With the help of our field-leading partners, we publish daily funeral industry news and provide free tools to help our readers advance their careers and grow their businesses. Our editorial focus on the future, covering impact-conscious funeral care, trends, tech, marketing, and exploring how today's funeral news affects your future.


Biodegradable Urn Lets You Plant Creamated Remains and Grow a Tree

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, the product designer Gerard Moline  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.

Read more about Bios Urn: http://www.gerardmoline.com/

[Source: BigThink.com]

| Click to See More Remarkable Things to Do with Ashes |