Biodegradable "Bios Urn" Turn Deceased Loved Ones into a Tree

The creators of Bios Urn see death as a catalyst for new life, and with their eco-friendly product, the remains of a loved one can help fertilize a tree to bring a living organism into the world. Using 100% biodegradable materials, they've produced a special capsule that contains a seed, soil, and vermiculite positioned on top of the deceased's ashes. The urn is filled, components mixed together, closed, and planted.

Bios Urn allows a unique type of mourning. Instead of visiting a tombstone, the grieving can plant the urn and know that it will benefit the Earth by becoming a home for birds and furry creatures. It can also be a place where the living enjoy outdoor activities while shaded by their loved ones. Here, they can create new memories to last the rest of their lifetime.

Roger Molin, CEO of Bios Urn, was inspired to develop the product many years ago. “One afternoon my brother was planting some vegetables with my grandmother. They were in the orchard when suddenly our grandmother found a dead bird lying on the floor,” Molin told A Plus. “Instinctively, without thinking too much, she took the dead bird, made a small hole in the floor and threw on it both the dead bird, with some of the seeds she had on her hand. That action, or better said, that reaction is what inspired the Bios Urn. A product that could use the remains of someone or something that passed away, and convert it into a new form of life.”

Bios Urn: Website | Facebook
via [A Plus]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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