Gallery: 6 Eco Burial Options for a Green Afterlife


Eternal Reefs

Like marine life? Have your relatives recycle your body into a living reef, and you yourself can become a life-supporting vessel for all eternity. Eternal Reefs help restore the fragile ecosystems off our coasts, providing an environment that supports coral and micro-organisms.  Your ashes are mixed with cement, then placed off the coast in a military style ceremony, supporting marine life for at least 500 years.

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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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