BIOS URN | BIODEGRADABLE URN THAT TURNS INTO A TREE
At the risk of sounding morbid, we have to ask you whether you have ever considered how would you want to be buried when you pass away? Believe it or not, you can be environmentally conscious even in death with a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, and containing a seed which will sprout into a tree using body’s nutrients for nourishment.
The Bios Urn, designed by Gerard Moline from the Catalan design company Estudimoline, turns death into rebirth through nature. Moline says that he has been focusing on creating lasting work, and, with the Bios Urn, he has sure succeeded in that.
This patented urn is made from 100% biodegradable materials – natural fibres, cellulose, coconut shell, compacted peat – and contains an Aleppo Pine seed which can be replaced with another seed or a plant depending on the time of the year, the environment, or the location of the burial. Every tree or other plant that grows out the Bios Urn can be registered to the Bios community, a network where people can visit their tree memorial online.
If you have taken to the idea and considering buying one, please note that the Bios Urn can keep up to three years, if stored in a dry place. Also, consult your country’s ash scattering regulation before purchasing one.
In 2002, Bios Urn won the ADI FAD medal, and, in 2005, the INDEX award and Premio Expohogar Regalo. watch video below
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