Green burial

"We have more sustainable choices for our bodies after death than just burial or cremation, and we have power to advocate for these options in our communities."
As concerns mount about the environmental impact of conventional burial and cremation, people are turning to alternative "green" death care practices.
The Infinity Burial Suit is a breakthrough in eco-friendly, green funeral options. It returns your body to the earth without harming the environment.
Over the last two decades, this question of green has moved beyond our living and into our dying in the most explicit of ways in the US, as a movement for environmentally friendly deathcare builds steam.
The first anniversary of Dad's death was looming. His ashes were still sitting in a generic plastic urn in his study, surrounded by photographs of his family. And we couldn't decide what to do with them.
Those of us who long for a similar breakthrough in the end-of-life movement would be wise to study this history and the "lessons learned" from decades of struggle for a humane, respectful and dignified approach to the special event of birth.
Green, or natural burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. Green burial necessitates the use of non-toxic and biodegradable materials, such as caskets, shrouds, and urns.
Why rethinking the way we handle the dead could be a boon to the environment and your wallet.