Urban Death Project Aims to Rebuild Our Soil by Composting Corpses
I LOVE cemeteries, but I'm not in love with what is done to most corpses, or to what is done beneath the ground. The toxic embalming fluid, the lead coffins, the concrete "tubs" that coffins are put into so that the ground doesn't sink. As the article says, it's NOT good for the earth. And what better way to take care of our earth than to become a part of renewing it by donating our bodies when we no longer need them?
Of course, we'd have to create new ways to memorialize our dead, because I'm sure there will be many who would still wish to do so (including me). Perhaps scattering small name/date stones or putting up a "memorial wall" with names and dates in a special garden around the site would be a good idea.
What's your idea of the perfect burial method? And how would you want to memorialize your dead?