Living Mushroom Coffins Help Bodies Decompose in 2 Years
The coffin includes a moss bed, plant roots, and a number of living microorganisms with a wood-chip and mycelium serving as the materials for the coffin’s exterior walls. Usually, it takes up to 12 years for the body to fully decompose depending on various conditions. Besides whatever junk we ate that got stuck in our bodies, things like varnished and metal coffin parts as well as synthetic clothing can stay underground for much longer periods of time. The mycelium, however, can bring it down to just 2 to 3 years because of its active contribution to the composting process. It’s not just the waste products from the human body that are converted into nutrients, but the quality of the surrounding soil is also improved.