A Netherlands-based company has invented an eco-friendly coffin. This is what it offers.

Loop Biotech, a Dutch company, has invented an eco-friendly death bed. Loop Biotech’s main idea was to save the environment with wooden coffins. It was the need of the hour, which leads to innovation, hence eco-friendly deathbeds.

The casket is made of a fungus that turns the carcass into compost in no time. Mycelium, a special root structure of fungi, is used to make eco-friendly coffins. Speaking to the media, Bob Hendricks, the man behind the innovation, said “This is the world’s first living coffin.”

An 82-year-old woman’s body was also tested. According to the observer, this eco-friendly casket decomposes the body in two or three years.

In wooden coffins with metal handles, the body usually takes more than ten years to decompose. “It’s actually an organism, so it’s made of mycelium, which is the root structure of mushrooms. They’re the biggest recyclers in nature,” Hendricks explains.

“Making the casket first requires moss, then gathering mycelium from mushrooms, and then mixing with wood chips,” he added.

This eco-friendly casket will begin the decomposition process in six weeks. Moreover, it is a carbon negative casket unlike a wooden casket. A typical wooden coffin pollutes the environment and emits carbon until it completely decomposes.

Wooden caskets and eco-friendly caskets have the same physical appearance. There is only a slight difference in their color. Due to the mycelium, the eco-friendly coffin is light in color. This invented casket is lighter and cheaper than a wooden casket. The casket can bear weight up to 200 kg.

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