Gallery: 6 Eco Burial Options for a Green Afterlife

Death is inevitable, but some people don’t want to spend their eternity buried in a hole in the ground.  We could always donate our bodies to science, or even to the BODIES Exhibition, but there are less grotesque ways to recycle yourself into the afterlife. Thankfully, there are many companies are dedicated to just that -- jump ahead for 6 creative alternatives for a green afterlife.

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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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