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    Besides being a traditional way of acceptance and coping the funeral's social construction has been over ridden by big business. But there are health concerns to be considered and not least on the list is that some people have been pronounced dead only to revive. Traditional funerals will at least "kill" a person before putting them in the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Interesting read..Thoughts?

    Mary Farrar was raised Anglican, and growing up, she got used to the idea that when someone dies, they were to be embalmed, placed in a casket and lowered into a brick or concrete grave vault.

    But when it came time for the 77-year-old to think about burying her husband, Edward, the old ways no longer felt natural.

    She had heard from a neighbour about the concept of a green burial. No embalming fluid. No fancy casket. The body would go directly into the ground. It made sense. Mary purchased a burial plot for Edward at Cobourg Union Cemetery, a two-hour drive west and one of the few places in Canada to offer such a service. She also bought a cotton shroud in which his body will be wrapped.

    Farrar is part of a small but growing movement of people who for ecological, spiritual or financial reasons are seeking body disposal methods that are more environmentally sound. In so doing, they are fulfilling the idea that the human body was meant to return to nature to be recycled, if you will.

    Greater awareness of the environmental costs of conventional funerals is leading some scientists to explore ways of recycling our bodies beyond green burials. The idea may be distasteful to some, but in light of an increasingly crowded, contaminated planet, others see it as a responsible, practical and fitting final act.

    https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/long...reen-recycling
    I've always thought the whole embalming funeral casket thing was a scam and people are suckers to fall for it.

    My body can go to a landfill for all I care. I won't know or feel anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Interesting read..Thoughts?

    Mary Farrar was raised Anglican, and growing up, she got used to the idea that when someone dies, they were to be embalmed, placed in a casket and lowered into a brick or concrete grave vault.

    But when it came time for the 77-year-old to think about burying her husband, Edward, the old ways no longer felt natural.

    She had heard from a neighbour about the concept of a green burial. No embalming fluid. No fancy casket. The body would go directly into the ground. It made sense. Mary purchased a burial plot for Edward at Cobourg Union Cemetery, a two-hour drive west and one of the few places in Canada to offer such a service. She also bought a cotton shroud in which his body will be wrapped.

    Farrar is part of a small but growing movement of people who for ecological, spiritual or financial reasons are seeking body disposal methods that are more environmentally sound. In so doing, they are fulfilling the idea that the human body was meant to return to nature — to be recycled, if you will.

    Greater awareness of the environmental costs of conventional funerals is leading some scientists to explore ways of recycling our bodies beyond green burials. The idea may be distasteful to some, but in light of an increasingly crowded, contaminated planet, others see it as a responsible, practical and fitting final act.

    https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/long...reen-recycling
    My will states cremation with my ashes to be strewn somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. Isn't that recycling? And I won't take up any space. (Shark bait).

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