The funeral industry is constantly trying to find green burial options. One company in particular is “rooting” it’s idea deep in order to provide not only a green burial option, but help conserve land as well! Meet Bios Urn. Bios provides a biodegradable urn that allows you to fill the bottom with ash, and plant any type of seed on top.
“Bios Urn is much more than an urn — it’s a catalyst for life. It is made using 100% biodegradable materials, and is respectful to the environment in all the ways possible. Built with a special capsule that meets the needs of any type of tree, it’s the perfect medium to allow for the proper growth of a tree or plant when planted with the remains of your loved one.”
The great thing about Bios Urn is that you can fill the bottom with any amount of ash. So, if you’d like to scatter some of the ashes, you can still do that! The idea began as turning cemeteries into forests and has expanded into so much more.
Bios also offers the Bios Incube. The Bios Urn is placed inside the Incube, and allows you to track vital signs of your tree from your mobile device. The app will inform you of meteorological conditions and measure the temperature of the surrounding soil. This way, you don’t have to have a green thumb in order for your tree to grow and flourish. The incube helps you take care of your tree, even when you’re not home to be with it.
The median cost of a funeral in the United states is over $8,000. This cost doesn’t include your cemetery space. In contrast, Bios Urn and Bios Incube costed a mere $550 together. Now that their Kickstarter campaign is complete, we can’t wait to see what’s next!
To read more about Bios, click HERE