August 25, 2002

Green burials” are gaining popularity in Great Britain.

“[G]reen burial transforms funerals from lavish, resource-consuming productions into environmentally friendly, do-it-yourself tributes. Bodies are not embalmed, and are buried in simple coffins of soft wood or bamboo or even cardboard. Saplings or shrubs replace stones as grave markers. Once full, the sites will have become regenerated forests, and will be operated as nature preserves,” writes Andrea Gerlin in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer.

Sorry but this just creeps me out.

And shouldn’t the British be occupying themselves with more pressing national concerns? Like building dental schools?


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