First ‘Living Coffin’ Reunites Us Faster With Nature


What if coffins, historically used as safety in opposition to permitting our our bodies to return to nature, as an alternative each welcomed and transitioned our stays again to the earth? To ensure, that’s a picture makeover with 1000’s of years of human historical past to beat, however there are efforts underway to reimagine our closing resting locations as alternatives for renewal as an alternative of finality. 

Loop Biotech, based mostly out of the Netherlands, is one such firm aiming to develop choices for these in search of a extra eco-friendly exit technique. “It’s begging for innovation,” founder, biodesigner, and architect Bob Hendrikx advised Treehugger of the worldwide funeral trade. 

His firm’s first product, the Loop Living Cocoon, is exclusive within the quickly increasing world of inexperienced burial not due to why it breaks down, however how. Instead of being constructed from widespread biodegradable supplies reminiscent of cotton, linen, willow, or bamboo, the Loop Cocoon is constructed from dwelling mushroom mycelium.