Gallery: 6 Eco Burial Options for a Green Afterlife


Nadine Jarvis

Nadine Jarvis has created the ultimate afterlife memento for authors and scribblers everywhere. Coming in a flat wooden box, Jarvis creates a set of pencils from human ash ( a body yields on average around 240). The special container allows only one pencil to be withdrawn at a time. The pencil is sharpened on the side of the box, which holds the ash sharpenings. When the last pencil is used, the box becomes an urn, holding the remaining ashes.

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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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