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Putting down roots

Life Science

After forest bathing and tree-hugging, every city-dweller knows that nature is good for the soul.

Once outside we can forget about over-stimulation, concrete jungles and traffic noise, and get back to our origins.

With his coffins made of mycelium, a former student of Netherlands based Delft University of Technology has gone full circle.

Instead of polluting the earth with toxic matter, the living cocoon and corpse (laid to rest on soft moss) decompose in less than two years, supplying the surrounding earth and plants growing under it with nutrients in the process.

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