Natural Burial Industry Is Greening End-of-Life Options – March 13, 2017
From underwater reefs to woodland cemeteries, eco-burials help reduce postmortum pollution
As people grow increasingly concerned about reducing their carbon footprint, a natural byproduct of greener lives is greener exits. That’s where the fledgling green burial industry comes in, catering to the millions who don’t want pollution to be their postmortem legacy. From bicycle hearses to biodegradable urns to burlap sacks, this booming new biz is spurning an end-of-life revolution.
Photo courtesy of Memorial Ecosystems
Eco-burial options offer an alternative to standard western practices. Of the roughly half of Americans who opt for burial, the process often involves… more
by: Hannah Chenoweth