We need to change how we bury the dead

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The way we traditionally bury the dead is horrible for the environment.




The modern way of burying a body, the "casket in the ground method" most of us are used to is horrible for the environment. It uses an incredible amount of resources, emits toxic pollutants into the air, and pumps the ground full of formaldehyde, which is known to cause cancer. It's also prohibitively expensive. The average cost of a modern funeral costs between $10,000 to $12,000.

There are a number of greener options available though. Cremation uses less resources and requires less space than a traditional burial, but isn't perfect. There are more experimental methods on the horizon such as promession and alkaline hydrolysis.

No matter which method we choose, it's clear that we need to reform how we bury the dead.


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Well. I just need four African men dance at my funeral....

Author — Sangamithra Mk

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A dead body is SUPPOSED to decompose, that’s the cycle of life. Putting a box in the middle doesn’t help

Author — Atrix Canada

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Vox: We need to change how we bury the dead


Ghanaian funeral dancers:

Author — ndjk

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“When I’m dead just throw me in the trash” -
Danny DeVito

Author — 水生葉

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Why is this on my recommendation on coronavirus epidemic

Author — Otosama san

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Anyone actually got here after watching the African funeral dancing meme ?
Holyshit alot of you got here after the meme lol

Author — MrArbeter

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Why the heck does promesion need to be approved for human beings? It's not like its going to make them any more dead

Author — William Hornstra

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Do it just like us Muslim. Bury them with wrapped in a cloth. That's it.


It will make the ground more appropriate to help grow plant.

Author — ALSM

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"Just dig a hole, throw a body, and go home, The body will dissolve and produce minerals that will help plants to grow." ~ random person

and thats folks is how u make a haunted forest

Author — Queen MeowTigeress

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I just feel in a few hundred years they will just have to dig up a lot of the cementaries in the US. You can't just endlessly keep doing this. Room is going to run out.

Author — Anthony Robertson

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"Ashes to ashes, dust to dust."
Bury the bodies in the dirt from which they came simple as that bro.

Author — 3LightningBolt

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Roses are red
"So no head?"
We need to change how we bury the dead

Author — LTPG

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When I was a little kid and heard someone say “he was cremated” I instantly thought he was rendered into a moisturizing cream of some sort for all his loved ones.

Author — H Razo

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The solution is simple. We need to stop dying.

Author — drink15

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“I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

Author — setoain20

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Who got this after watching these African guys carry coffin like me?

Author — Tomurisk

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"When im dead just throw me in the trash"- Frank reynolds

Author — Demiurge Shadow

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*Vox* : We need to change the way we bury the dead
*Coronavirus* : *Y E S*

Author — Jignasa Patel

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“When I’m dead, just throw me in the trash”

Author — ChampionCoast 18

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2019 me: man I hope 2020 isn't as bad as this year

2020: *5:31*

Author — Captain skimoc