It’s the first Italian project created to promote the realization of green cemeteries in our country. Capsula Mundi is a container with an old perfect shape, just like an egg, made with modern material -starch plastic- in which the dead body is put in a fetal position. Capsula Mundi is planted like a seed in the soil, and a tree is planted on top of it. The tree is chosen when the person is alive, relatives and friends look after it when death occurs. A cemetery will no longer be full of tombstones and will become a sacred forest. (Source)
The people buried inside the pod will nourish the tree that the family chooses for the pod to provide nutrients to. Just imagine entire memorial parks full of trees that eventually turn into a forest – for a cemetery. This is a great alternative to destroying forests and cutting wood for coffins. It would fill the soil of much needed nutrients, and provide even more nutrients for neighboring trees/coffins.