The Doctors check out The Infinity Burial Suit, a garment designed to worn after someone dies, which is sewn with mushroom spore–infused thread. The spores help the body decompose and return your nutrients back into the earth’s soil. The mushroom spores feed on the body’s toxins that are produced following death.
The suit might seem somewhat odd, but it provides a much more eco-friendly burial process compared to a traditional burial or cremation. In America alone, we use 30 million board feet of casket wood and 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid annually to tend to the dead. It is also estimated that cremation causes 246,240 tons of carbon dioxide to pour into the air each year.
If the environment isn’t a concern, the price of the suit might entice you or your loved ones. The average funeral costs a little over $7,000 and the average cremation is just over $6,000. The Infinity Burial Suit is priced at just $1500.
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says he’s intrigued by the idea, what about you? Would you forgo a traditional burial or cremation for the Infinity Burial Suit? Find out more information, here.