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Design and manufacture of a biodegradable urn made from coffee grounds, which has the ability of neutralising the ashes and also has a positive impact

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The world’s population is growing, and as more people pass away in the coming years, there is a growing need for funeral options. While bio-degradable coffin alternatives have been developed in recent years, they still take up space. Due to limited space, changing religious practices, and evolving views on funerals and burials, the number of cremations and the use of urns is increasing. This trend is also reflected in a study from 2021, which shows that cremation burials are becoming more prevalent in comparison to traditional coffin funerals. However, in many countries, these urns are still buried, and they are often made of materials that do not easily decompose. In addition, in Germany, Austria and Italy, for example, there is an obligation to bury the urn under the earth. 

As a result, there is a growing demand for funeral options that have a positive impact on the environment. In response to this, we have designed the “bio urn”, which is made from used coffee grounds that would normally end up in the waste bin. Due to its neutralising effect on the ashes, it has a positive impact on its surrounding environment.

This unique properties help to promote growth and vitality in the surrounding environment, making it an eco-friendly and sustainable choice for those looking for a final resting place for their loved ones.

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