BIOS URN - A Sustainable Legacy -


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"An Innovative 'Green' Alternative For You, Your Loved Ones, & Pets"


"Two industrial designers in Spain have come up with a way for people to continue reducing their own carbon footprint, even after they die.

The eco-friendly Bios Urn, designed by Martin Azua and Gerard Moline, is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shells, compacted peat and cellulose. Inside the urn is a seed.

Cremated human remains are placed into the urn alongside the seed and buried.

As a good source of phosphorous, human remains help to fertilize the seed, which will eventually germinate and grow into a tree.

Depending on where a person would like to be planted, they can choose which type of tree or plant they eventually will become part of."

For all that we've heard about technology-assisted immortality in recent years, the idea of having a person's ashes turned into a tree may seem quaint, but according to the designers that's kind of the point.

"Bios Urn transforms the burial ritual in a regeneration and return to life through nature. As a result, cemeteries become forests," writes Moline.

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PLEASE NOTE: Although The Bios Urn has regular distribution channels in the following Countries - Spain, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, France, & now offered in Canada, there are no country restrictions on online orders.
For additional inquiries, or if interested in purchasing a BIOS URN for yourself, or a loved one (also suitable for pets), please contact:

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The following Excerpts From FORBES Magazine Article - The Burial Industry Takes A Turn To Eco-Friendliness - By Laura Moss

"Not only is greening your burial good for the planet, but it’s also easy on the wallet. The average funeral costs $6,000, but you can cut back on a lot of funeral expenses and save serious green if you opt for some of these eco-friendly choices. So if you want to be as green in death as you are in life, check out these eco-friendly burial options."

“Interring a body in earth in a manner that allows it to decompose naturally is perhaps the greenest option available, and so-called green burials are gaining popularity. According to the Green Burial Council, there are more than 300 approved eco-friendly burial providers in the U.S. today — there were only a dozen in 2008.”

If you’d prefer to be a little less green and be cremated in the traditional sense of the word, you can always make an environmentally conscious urn choice. Select a wooden urn made from sustainable sources, or opt for the Bios Urn, a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose that contains the seed of a tree. Once remains have been placed in the urn, it can be planted and the seed germinates and begins to grow, giving new meaning to “life after death.” You can even select the kind of tree you want to be.”

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Video Credit To: Laura Lecky and Isabella Althoff

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