Grow a Tree from Human Remains With This Internet Connected Urn


Image: Bios Incube
The ultimate IOT urn for the environmentally conscious city dweller.

By Anna Sterling | MOTHERBOARD

Burial practices wreak havoc on the environment. Embalming fluid contains formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Metal caskets don’t biodegrade, and concrete vaults require natural resources for manufacturing. Then there are those those pesky herbicides used to keep cemetery lawns looking nice. Suffice it to say, we’re in need of better options.

Fortunately, green burials are on the rise. One option is planting a tree using your loved ones‘ remains. But what if you don’t have access to garden space? And what if you’re terrified of killing the plant, a connection or a tribute to your loved one?

Bios Urn, which is also known for its biodegradable urn, has created what co-founder and CEO Roger Moliné calls „a smart flower pot“ to house your loved one’s ashes. The Bios Incube, which plants a small tree, is made from recycled material, and designed with the urban dweller in mind.

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