Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Better Than Cremation?

Environmentally conscious people in the United States are opting for what are known as "ecofunerals".

The conventional US funeral is expensive and environmentally unfriendly so "green" funerals, which are cheaper than a traditional burial, are appealing to the budget conscious.

A "green" burial is one where the decedent is buried without toxic embalming, an outer burial container, concrete liner or metal vault, in a 100 per cent biodegradable container.


(Video at the link.) This is this legal? How long? I thought that was the whole scam – you were legally required to have all that shit. Perhaps I haven’t read anything since I was about 18 when I read Jessica Mitford’s ” The American Way of Death.”

Hey, kids...if it's cheaper than creamation, count me in.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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