So I was intrigued when Anna sent me a link to this article about "green" and biodegradable coffins. The Uono Coffin supposedly degrades within 10-15 years, which seems to make good sense. I mean, I'm not really "using" it anymore by that point. They're also suitable for cremation. Plus, they look wicked Star Trek cool.
This wild shaped coffin is shaped like a chrysalis and looks like it's made out of paper mache. The idea of a cocoon for your last journey is intriguing. I wonder what the symbolism behind that is... in my next life I will be a butterfly.
Last, but not least, this Spirit Tree Urn is the one that most caught my attention. I've preferred cremation to burial, for myself, for quite a long while now. This is a biodegradable urn in which your ashes are interred. A tree, or any plant you choose, is housed with your ashes and other goodies that will help it grow. You plant the whole shebang and then poof - there's a tree where you used to be.
I think that is really beautiful and poetic.
How do you want to be "taken care of?"