Eco-friendly burial method aims to create 'forest cemetery' instead of graveyards

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The creators of an eco-friendly burial method involving human remains being planted in a seed like capsule are hoping Kiwis embrace their concept.

The Capsula Mundi is a biodegradable egg shaped pod, where the body is put in the foetal position and buried in the ground.
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The Capsula Mundi is a biodegradable egg shaped pod where the body is put in the foetal position and buried in the ground, nourishing a young tree planted above.

The Italian designers of the seed-like pods are in Wellington promoting their idea.
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Rather than traditional graveyards, it would create a "forest cemetery" where family and friends can visit and care for the trees over the years.

The Italian designers behind the project are in Wellington for workshop at Te Papa, using native flax and plants to create a "Kiwi" version of the pod.

While the project is still in the design phase, they are hoping a smaller versions of the pod, which can hold ashes, will go on the market later this year.

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