… makes burial practices a significant environmental issue
… Natural resources are used to produce caskets
… a single cremation uses about 30 gallons of fuel
… both the burning and the body itself release pollutants into the air
… no embalming or vaults, biodegradable burial containers, and no headstone
… But it still uses up land
… to liquify a corpse in a matter of hours, which can then be safely poured in the ground
… recompositing: The body is placed in a container, covered with wood chips, straw and alfalfa
… After a month, it results in soil
… dressing it up like a child’s doll, and applying make-up to it?
… is it more offensive than the Church practice of cutting a saint’s body into pieces for relics?
… isn’t traditional burial disrespectful to God’s good, green earth?