Gallery: 6 Eco Burial Options for a Green Afterlife

 

Wieki Somers

3-D printers are all the rage, making the replicator from Star Trek a reality. Using this exciting technology, designer Wieki Somers has made a comment on our attachment to objects in life by turning human ashes into objects after death. Spending our lives acquiring objects, it could seem fitting to become our favorites after death.

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  1. Aaron Young-Pinkney August 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I really like the Gem idea – one could have their loved ones past on and on… I understand that they are not really “green” but it would be a better alternative than burial ( all that wasted space!

  2. Josh Treybig February 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Actually none of these options are green because they all require cremation first which is not green in the least. The amount of propane it takes to burn the body (which takes hours) and the release of chemicals like mercury from fillings and formaldehyde goes into the atmosphere. So sadly no, none of these options are green at all.

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