Eco-friendly burials, in which the dead forego embalming and any other preservative chemicals and are buried in a shroud or wooden box, are the newest, most environmentally safe ways to meet your maker.
Raymond Soudah, manager of Fernwood Green Burials the only green cemetery in the state of California says being buried naturally can literally help save the world.
He explains, You naturally decompose, so the body goes back into the ground. Theres no embalming, no concrete liners, so no fluid contaminates the ground. You come into this world, and you leave this world doing something good.
People who use this form of burial can even have a tree or flowers planted above them, and their decomposing bodies provide the plants the nutrients to grow.
But this can lead to a few jokes if you dont choose the right plant.
Soudah says, Technically, if you plant a bush, people would see your bush and youd be a joke forever.
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