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The biodegradable burial pod that turns your body into a tree

(CNN)Your carbon footprint doesn’t end in the grave. Once buried, they say, the biodegradable plastic shell breaks down and the remains provide nutrients to a sapling planted right above it. Bretzel and Citelli believe that death is as closely related to consumerism as life. Their goal? To create cemeteries full of trees rather than tombstones, reduce waste, and create new life out of death. Although sowing a seed on top of the Capsula may sound like an attractive concept, Jacqueline Aitkenhead-Peterson, Associate Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop…

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